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  • What were the statements released by the Cincinnati Bengals on Stanley Wilson Jr.’s demise?
  • Stanley Wilson Jr.: Tragic Death of a Former NFL Player

    Stanley Wilson Jr., a former running back from the NFL, died at 40 on July 9, 2019. He was found collapsed at a mental hospital, where he was recuperating from substance addiction.

    Wilson had previously served a jail time in 2011 for drug-related offenses and was suffering from a form of mental illness. Despite the best efforts of the authorities, Stanley could not be revived.


    Wilson was a part of the 1985 NFL draft and played running back for the Cincinnati Bengals from 1985 to 1991. Over the years, he established himself as a reliable target rusher and recorded the second-most receptions in 1987.


    On his demise, the Bengals released a statement expressing their sorrow: “The Wilson family and the Bengals have maintained respect and admiration for each other despite the circumstances that have occurred throughout Stanley’s life. Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the family.”

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • Who was Stanley Wilson Jr.? Stanley Wilson Jr. was a former running back from the NFL.
    • When did he die? Stanley Wilson Jr. died at 40 on July 9, 2019.
    • What was the cause of death? Stanley collapsed at a mental hospital and could not be revived.
    • When was he drafted? Stanley Wilson Jr. was drafted in the 1985 NFL draft and played for the Cincinnati Bengals from 1985 to 1991.


    Stanley Wilson Jr., a former NFL player, died at 40 after collapsing at a mental hospital. His career spanned from 1985 to 1991 and during this time, he established his reputation as a reliable target rusher. The Bengals conveyed their sorrow on his demise and offered prayers to the family of Stanley Wilson Jr.

    Rest in Peace, Stanley Wilson Jr.

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