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Former Detroit Lions cornerback Cameron Sutton turned himself in to law enforcement, ending a weeks-long search for the defensive back who had a warrant issued for domestic violence. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office announced that the 29-year-old arrived at the jail in Tampa, Florida on Sunday night.  

"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."

Police were initially contacted on March 7 regarding an alleged domestic incident involving the former Pittsburgh Steelers starter, and the victim's name is still being withheld. Sutton was specifically wanted for domestic battery by strangulation, which is a third-degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison. 

Following this incident coming to light, Lions president Rod Wood said that the team found out at the same time as the public. Wood also added that Sutton was at the team's training facility.

"We learned about the warrant at the same time everybody else did on social media," Wood told WJBK-TV last week. "We were able to speak to Cam because he was actually in our building. We found him. He was down with our strength staff. He kind of showed up unexpectedly to work out."

The Lions released Sutton on March 21.

Sutton is just a year removed from signing a three-year, $33 million contract with the Lions. He started all 17 games, logging six pass deflections and one interception, in 2023, helping Detroit advance to the NFC Championship. Prior to that, the Tennessee product spent the first six seasons of his career with the Steelers, totaling eight picks and almost 40 pass breakups in 39 starts.

Sutton was due $12.7 million in 2024, scheduled to start at corner alongside recent trade acquisition Carlton Davis.