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Cam Sutton was released by the Detroit Lions in late March. (Getty)

Ex-Lions CB Cam Sutton Charged With Domestic Battery

Former Detroit Lions cornerback Cam Sutton has been formally charged with one count of misdemeanor count of domestic battery, per multiple reports.

Sutton turned himself in to police after a weeks-long search.

"After weeks of evading law enforcement, this man has finally made the right choice to turn himself in," Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said, via the Associated Press. "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."

Detroit released Sutton on March 21.

The accusations against Sutton came earlier this month, which is when authorities said he may have been involved in a violent situation involving a woman in Florida.

"According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, the alleged victim in the case called cops at around 4:52 AM on March 7 claiming she had just been roughed up by Sutton," TMZ wrote. "During the call, cops say she told dispatch she was in fear for her life."

Sutton reportedly was gone by the time the police arrived. Authorities had been unable to track him down for several days, with Sutton's phone shut off, TMZ noted.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office posted a note to Twitter/X at the time, announcing that it was on the lookout for Sutton and sought the public's assistance.

Police first attempted to locate Sutton at his residence in Pinellas County, TMZ reported, citing sources. They then attempted to call him — also to no avail.

Sutton, 29, was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He spent the first six years of his career with Pittsburgh before signing a three-year, $33 million contract with Detroit ahead of last season.

He appeared in all 17 regular-season games in 2023, as well as all three of the Lions' playoff games. During the regular season, he recorded 65 tackles, including 50 solos and four tackles for a loss, with one interception for 23 yards.