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After eluding authorities for weeks, former NFL defensive back Cameron Sutton surrenders himself.

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After being sought for a domestic violence warrant for several weeks, former NFL defensive back Cameron Sutton has turned himself in.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said that Sutton, 29, showed up at a Tampa, Florida, jail on Sunday night, almost a week after it claimed his lawyer had told police the former standout for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Detroit Lions would turn himself in.

Sutton was wanted for third-degree domestic battery by strangulation, a crime that carries a maximum five-year jail sentence.

About 5 a.m. on March 7, the sheriff’s office responded to a report of ongoing domestic abuse between Sutton and a female. The sheriff’s office requested assistance in finding Sutton about two weeks ago.

Sutton was at the team’s training facility, which is located just outside of Detroit, according to Lions President Rod Wood shortly after.

We found out about the warrant on social media at the same time as everyone else,” Wood said last Monday to WJBK-TV Fox 2. “Because Cam was in our building, we were able to talk to him. We located him. With our strength crew, he was down. He sort of just happened to show up for the workout.”

Following the discovery of the warrant, Sutton was released by the Lions on March 21.

A year ago, Detroit signed Sutton to a three-year, $33 million contract. For the first time since 1957, he assisted the team in winning two postseason games and a division title in the same postseason for the first time in thirty years.

He started in every one of Detroit’s three postseason games as well as all 17 regular season games, recording a career-high 65 tackles and one interception.

During the 2021 and 2022 seasons, Sutton made 31 starts for the Steelers, recording 95 tackles and five interceptions.

The Jonesboro, Georgia-born former Tennessee standout was selected by Pittsburgh in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Over his career, he has nine interceptions in 101 games.

 

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