Cameron Sutton: Former Detroit Lions defensive back hands himself in to police


Former Detroit Lions player Cameron Sutton has handed himself in to Florida police to face domestic violence allegations, more than three weeks after an arrest warrant was issued.

ESPN reported the warrant was issued on 7 March and police asked for public help to trace Sutton on 20 March.

On Sunday, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) in Tampa said it had taken Sutton, 29, into custody.

Sutton faces allegations of domestic battery by strangulation.

The Lions released the defensive back, external on 21 March after the police appeal.

His attorney said his client was going to hand himself in to authorities in Tampa on 25 March, but he did not report to Orient Road Jail until 8:24pm local time on Sunday, the HSCO said in a statement.

“After weeks of evading law enforcement, this man has finally made the right choice to turn himself in,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister.

“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.”

Domestic battery by strangulation is classed as a third-degree offence and carries a punishment of up to five years in prison.

The Lions signed Sutton on a $33m (£26.1m) three-year contract from the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2023 and he started all 17 regular-season games as well as three play-off games last season.


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