Cameron Sutton: Former Detroit Lions Player Faces Domestic Violence Charges

Cameron Sutton, a former Detroit Lions player, surrendered himself to Florida authorities to address allegations of domestic violence, over three weeks after an arrest warrant had been issued against him.

Initially reported by ESPN, the warrant was issued on March 7th, prompting police to seek public assistance in locating Sutton by March 20th. On Sunday, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) in Tampa confirmed Sutton’s arrest, detailing the charges of domestic battery by strangulation.

Following the issuance of the warrant, the Lions released Sutton from his contract on March 21st, in response to the police appeal.

Despite initial plans to turn himself in on March 25th, Sutton failed to report to the Orient Road Jail until 8:24 PM local time on Sunday, as confirmed by the HCSO.

Sheriff Chad Chronister expressed relief that Sutton had chosen to surrender, stating, “After weeks of evading law enforcement, this man has finally made the right choice to turn himself in.”

He emphasized the seriousness of domestic violence, reaffirming that it has no place in the community and that everyone is subject to the law in Hillsborough County. Chronister also expressed empathy for the victim, wishing her a swift recovery from the ordeal.

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

Sutton, who signed a $33 million three-year contract with the Lions in 2023 after playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers, started all 17 regular-season games and three playoff games last season.