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Lions Release Ex-Steelers CB Cam Sutton, Still Wanted By Police

Former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cameron Sutton is wanted in Florida on domestic violence charges.



Steelers CB Cam Sutton
Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cam Sutton during a game against the Buffalo Bills at Heinz Field on Dec. 15, 2019. -- Ed Thompson / Steelers Now

The Detroit Lions have released cornerback Cam Sutton after a warrant for his arrest was publicized in Hillsborough County, Florida earlier this week on a domestic violence charge.

Sutton, 29, has been wanted by police for two weeks after an alleged domestic violence incident. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s department announced earlier this week that they were searching for Sutton. The Lions said at that they time were investigating the matter. Their next update came on Thursday afternoon with his release.

Sutton is wanted on a charge of domestic battery by strangulation, defined in the Florida statutes as when a person “knowingly and intentionally, against the will of another, impedes the normal breathing or circulation of the blood of a family or household member or of a person with whom he or she is in a dating relationship, so as to create a risk of or cause great bodily harm by applying pressure on the throat or neck of the other person or by blocking the nose or mouth of the other person.” It is a third-degree felony.

He is alleged to have assaulted a woman in a home in Lutz, Florida on March 7. Police were called, but Sutton had fled the scene before they arrived. He remains on the loose, with the sheriff including a description of his vehicle in their post search for the fugitive.

Sutton finished his first season with the Detroit Lions in 2023. A third-round draft pick of the Steelers out of Tennessee in 2017, Sutton spent six seasons in Pittsburgh as a slot and outside cornerback, becoming a full-time starter for the first time in 2021.

Last offseason, he signed a three-year, $33 million contract with the Lions as a free agent. Sutton played and started all 17 games in Detroit in 2023, recording 65 tackles, four tackles for loss, one interception, one forced fumble and six passes defended. He also started three playoff games as the Lions made it all the way to the NFC Championship Game.

A Jonesboro, Georgia native, Sutton does not have an extensive public criminal background. Court records in Hillsborough County show just a pair of traffic citations, before the current warrant.