Cameron Sutton Domestic Violence: Ex-Lions CB ends police chase with surrender at Orient Road Jail

The past season saw the Detroit Lions’ lofty Super Bowl aspirations dashed again, a trophy they have yet to clinch since they started playing in the NFL. Following the nightmare, the team’s fans received back-to-back heartbroken news when Tracy Walker III declared his retirement and the team’s superfan Larry Benjamin died.

Meanwhile, attention has now turned to Cameron Sutton, who recently was released by the team. The former Lions player voluntarily surrendered himself for alleged misconduct, resulting in his release from the franchise.

Cameron Sutton surrenders to police over domestic violence case

Cameron Sutton surrendered himself to Florida authorities on Sunday night, ending an 11-day search after an arrest warrant was issued by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. Video footage released by the Sheriff’s Office captured Sutton’s surrender, bringing an end to weeks of evasion from law enforcement.

Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister addressed the situation, sharing the gravity of domestic violence and the importance of accountability.

“After weeks of evading law enforcement, this man has finally made the right choice to turn himself in. Domestic violence has no place in our community, and no one is above the law here in Hillsborough County. My thoughts are with this woman as she continues to heal from this man’s gruesome actions,” he said, per Deadline Detroit.

The alleged incident occurred on March 7th at approximately 4:30 am, prompting authorities to issue an arrest warrant for Sutton. Nevertheless, law enforcement officials were unable to locate Sutton, who reportedly turned off his phone in the following weeks.

Lions team president Rod Wood revealed that Sutton had been present at the team’s facility in Allen Park, Michigan when news of the warrant surfaced. Wood stated that the team had encouraged their former player to turn himself in and seek legal counsel, recognizing the seriousness of the situation.

The charge against the cornerback is a third-degree felony, carrying a potential penalty of up to five years in prison. 

Looking at Cameron Sutton’s NFL career

Following his selection as a third-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft from the University of Tennessee, Cameron Sutton embarked on a six-season journey with the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

A year ago, he signed a hefty three-year, $33 million deal with the Detroit Lions, capping his time with the Pittsburgh Steelers. During his tenure with the Lions, the ex-Steelers player showcased his potential by starting every single one of the 20 games last season, including making appearances in the postseason.

Unfortunately, as soon as the arrest warrant was made public, the Lions quickly admitted what was going on. Only a day later, the Lions decided to let go of Sutton, which means his guaranteed base salary of $10.5 million through the 2024 season is no longer valid.

Stay tuned to get the latest update surrounding Sutton’s saga.

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