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Lions executive clarify Cameron Sutton’s location throughout authorities search

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Recently, the Detroit Lions chose to part methods with protective back Cameron Sutton.

At the time, cops in Florida were looking for Sutton, who authorities stated was desired for possible domestic battery by strangulation.

On Tuesday, a group authorities tried to offer some clearness on Sutton’s location at the time the warrant appeared. Lions President Rod Wood informed WJBK-TV that Sutton was inside the group’s practice center in Allen Park, Michigan when the group discovered that a domestic violence warrant had actually been provided for the cornerback.

“We discovered the warrant at the very same time everyone else did on social networks,” Wood informed the station. “We had the ability to speak with Cam since he was really in our structure. We discovered him. He was down with our strength personnel. He sort of appeared suddenly to exercise.”


FILE – Detroit Lions cornerback Cameron Sutton (1) searches from the sideline throughout the 2nd half of an NFL football video game versus the Baltimore Ravens, Oct. 22, 2023, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Terrance Williams, File)

Wood included that the group motivated Sutton to turn himself in to authorities. As news of the warrant spread, the Lions quickly revealed that the protective back had actually been launched since March 21.

At the time, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in Florida, that includes Tampa, requested help in its look for Sutton.

A representative for the constable’s workplace informed the Detroit Free Press a warrant was released March 7 after it reacted to a call previously that early morning about a domestic violence event including Sutton and an unknown woman.

“We served his warrant on the seventh since of all the proof that we discovered there,” representative Phil Martello informed the outlet. “Couldn’t discover him here in Tampa. Pretty sure he got away. We got a couple strikes on his license plate (on) license plate readers however have not had the ability to track him down here, so that’s where we’re at today.”

Domestic battery by strangulation is thought about a third-degree felony and is punishable by approximately 5 years in jail.


Sutton consented to a three-year, $33 million agreement with the Lions last offseason. He invested the previous 6 years of his NFL profession with the Steelers.

In January, he assisted the Lions reach the NFC national championship for the very first time in 32 years.

Fox News’ Paulina Dedaj and The Associated Press added to this report.

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