Stanley Wilson’s family claims police beat him before he died in a mental health facility.

The former Detroit Lion died in February, and was initially reported to have collapsed, but this is denied by his family.

John Carpenter, the attorney representing Wilson’s family, told a news conference Tuesday that photos of his body show he was subjected to excessive force before he died.

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Detroit Lions’ Stanley Wilson poses for his 2007 NFL headshot at Picture Day in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Getty Images)

«It’s in stark contrast to what we’ve been hearing from the county regarding the circumstances,» Carpenter said at a news conference Tuesday. via TMZ Sports.

County officials told Wilson’s mother that he collapsed and fell off a chair, but Carpenter says the marks on his head appear to show that he was kicked or stomped on, and the marks on his hands and wrists indicate signs that he was handcuffed.

Carpenter filed three claims against Los Angeles County Tuesday — one on behalf of each of her parents and one on behalf of her estate — seeking $45 million in damages.

Koren Robinson #81 of the Green Bay Packers tries to dodge a tackle from Stanley Wilson #31 of the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on November 22, 2007 in Detroit, Michigan.  Green Bay won the game 37-26.

Koren Robinson #81 of the Green Bay Packers tries to dodge a tackle from Stanley Wilson #31 of the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on November 22, 2007 in Detroit, Michigan. Green Bay won the game 37-26. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Wilson’s autopsy results have yet to be released to the lawyer.

He was arrested in August on charges of vandalism, as he was suspected of breaking into a house in Los Angeles Hollywood Hills and trespassing on property. It was also believed that he had bathed in the interior fountain on the property.

Prosecutors said Wilson was found incompetent to stand trial, which resulted in his transfer to the mental health care facility. There was reportedly no suspicion of foul play at the time of his death.

Wilson was previously arrested in connection with a 2016 home invasion. He was shot during the attempted home invasion in Portland and was allegedly naked at the time.

Stanley Wilson #31 of the Detroit Lions celebrates on the field during the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Texas Stadium at Texas Stadium on December 31, 2006 in Irving, Texas.

Stanley Wilson #31 of the Detroit Lions celebrates on the field during the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Texas Stadium at Texas Stadium on December 31, 2006 in Irving, Texas. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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Fox News reached out to the California Department of State Hospitals for comment but did not immediately receive a response.