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Steelers Probably Have Inkling of Cam Sutton’s Suspension Span

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Pittsburgh Steelers CB Cam Sutton

A lengthy suspension for Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cam Sutton could be looming. At least six games is typically the punishment for violation of the NFL’s personal conduct policy involving domestic violence. Chiefs defensive lineman Charles Omenihu faced that exact suspension when charged with misdemeanor domestic violence last season.

Longtime Steelers beat writer Mark Kaboly of The Athletic believes the team has an inkling of Sutton’s suspension length. He’s sure they’ve done a thorough investigation on the matter.

“I mean, you’d be shocked at the process they do go through with their own internal security people to be able to look beyond what you see on affidavits and police reports… We don’t know this right now, but I would assume that the Steelers have some connections in the league, you know? The owner’s been around for a while. I’m sure they get a little whisper in their ear on what the potential punishment would be, and if it’s for a heck of a lot of games or a season, obviously, I don’t think they would have signed him,” Kaboly said during a recent appearance on 93.7 The Fan.

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Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cam Sutton at practice at OTAs, June 6, 2024 – Ed Thompson / Steelers Now

Mike Florio, who’s a former lawyer, provided some insight on how the league will come to a decision on the length for Sutton’s suspension. Sutton has entered a pretrial diversion program.

“If he goes into a pretrial diversion program, then he is subject to discipline,” Florio told Andrew Fillipponi and Chris Mueller on 93.7 The Fan. “But again, you have to ask the question of how aggressively the alleged victim will cooperate. They’re gonna be left with whatever the facts are that he’s admitted to in order to get into that diversion program.”

Sutton was released by the Detroit Lions earlier this offseason following an arrest on a felony domestic violence charge. That charge was later downgraded to a misdemeanor and Sutton entered a pretrial diversion program.

Sutton, 29, was originally drafted by the Steelers out of Tennessee in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He played six seasons for the Steelers from 2017-22.

Kaboly thinks the Steelers have done their homework on the situation and know information that the public isn’t aware of.

“I don’t think they’re going into this blindly. I think they know what’s coming ahead of them if it’s one game, two games, no games, or half a season; I think they know what’s coming down the road here,” he said.

 

 

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Eugene
Eugene
June 10, 2024 10:06 am

4 games