Former Detroit Lions Star Turns Himself Into Police After Weeks on the Run


Cameron Sutton, a former star cornerback with the Detroit Lions, has turned himself in to authorities after spending several weeks on the run. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office reported the news.

Sutton surrendered himself to authorities in Tampa, FL, where police had spent weeks searching for the former NFLer in connection with allegations of domestic violence. Sutton’s lawyer apparently contacted the sheriff’s office last Monday, March 25, to tell them Sutton was planning to surrender. However, it took nearly another week for him to materialize.

On Sunday at around 8:24 p.m. local time, Sutton arrived at the Orient Road Jail and surrendered himself to authorities.

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

The Sheriff’s office posted a video of Sutton’s booking to their YouTube channel.

Authorities issued a warrant for Sutton’s arrest on March 7, when they responded to a domestic violence call from a woman alleging that Sutton had assaulted her. He was wanted on a charge of “domestic battery by strangulation.” When the warrant became public on March 20, Sutton was apparently at the team’s training facility.

“We learned about the warrant the same way everybody else did, on social media, and we were able to speak with Cam because he was actually in our building,” Lions President Ron Wood told Fox2 Detroit. “He kind of showed up unexpectedly to work out.”

After that conversation, Wood reported, Sutton left the facility. No one associated with the Lions has seen or heard from him since.

On March 21, the Lions officially cut Sutton from the team.

Amanda Granit, a communications officer with the Hillsborough Sheriff’s Department, explained further details of the charges against Sutton. “We learned that he was in a verbal altercation with an adult female. That verbal altercation escalated to a physical altercation where the victim sustained multiple injuries to her head, her neck, her shoulders, and that sparked the 911 call that came from that home.”

Sutton only just joined the Lions last year on a three-year, $33 million contract.

This is a developing story. Check back later for more information.

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