Cameron Sutton, a former Detroit Lions defensive back, surrenders to authorities after weeks of avoiding law enforcement

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Cameron Sutton (Credits: SI)

Cameron Sutton has surrendered himself, putting an end to the search for the former NFL defensive player who was wanted for domestic violence.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office revealed that the 29-year-old Sutton arrived at a jail in Tampa, Florida, on Sunday night. This came after nearly a week when his attorney informed authorities that Sutton would turn himself in.

“After avoiding law enforcement for weeks, this individual has finally made the right decision to surrender,” said Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister. “Domestic violence is unacceptable, and everyone is subject to the law here in Hillsborough County. My thoughts are with the victim as she continues to recover from this person’s harmful actions.”

Initially, Sutton faced a felony charge, but prosecutors later charged him with misdemeanor battery, which carries a maximum jail sentence of one year. Sutton was released from jail on Monday on his recognizance, as stated by the state attorney’s office.

Cameron Sutton (Credits: ESPN)

The sheriff’s office responded to a domestic violence call involving Sutton and a woman around 5 a.m. on March 7. Nearly two weeks ago, they sought assistance in locating Sutton. Subsequently, Lions President Rod Wood disclosed that Sutton had been present at the team’s training facility just outside Detroit.

“We found out about the warrant at the same time as everyone else did on social media,” Wood told WJBK-TV Fox 2 last Monday. “We were able to talk to Cam because he was actually in our building. We found him. He was down with our strength staff. He showed up unexpectedly to work out.”

The Lions released Sutton on March 21 after news of the warrant emerged. Detroit signed Sutton to a three-year, $33 million contract a year earlier. He played a significant role in the franchise’s division title victory and postseason success.

He started in all 17 regular-season games, recording a career-high 65 tackles and one interception. Sutton also played in each of Detroit’s three playoff games.

During the 2021 and 2022 seasons, Sutton started 31 games for the Steelers, registering five interceptions and 95 tackles. Pittsburgh drafted the former Tennessee star in the third round in 2017. Sutton, originally from Jonesboro, Georgia, has accumulated nine interceptions in his 101-game career.

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