National Felon League? Detroit Lions now former player Cam Sutton wanted for domestic violence

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TAMPA, FL - Detroit Lions cornerback, Cameron Sutton, is facing a challenging situation both on and off the field. Just a day after news broke that he was a wanted man due to an arrest warrant for domestic battery by strangulation, the Lions made a decisive move, releasing Sutton from the team on Thursday.

This decision by the Lions comes in light of Sutton's legal troubles. The team's quick action showcases the seriousness of the situation and their commitment to upholding certain standards and values. Sutton's release from the Lions adds another layer to his already complicated situation.

Lions president Rod Wood stated, "We learned about the warrant the same time everybody else did on social media. 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 kinda showed up unexpectedly to work out. We were able to talk to him in person — not me, but other members of the staff — and he left the building. We released him the next day, and no one has spoken to him since."

Wood added that team officials advised Sutton to turn himself in and added that "what he's done is kind of up to him at this point."

On the day the arrest warrant became public knowledge, Sutton was at the Lions' team facility. Team officials quickly located him and spoke with him before he left the building. Sutton was released from the team the next day. Since then, there has been no contact between Sutton and the Lions organization.

Authorities from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office have been actively trying to locate Sutton. They suspect he might have fled Tampa, and while they've received some hits on his license plate from license plate readers, they haven't been able to track him down.

Cameron Sutton signed with the Detroit Lions last year after spending six seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played in all 17 games last season with the Lions, recording 65 total tackles, six passes defended, four tackles for loss, one forced fumble, and an interception. Pro Football Focus ranked him 104th out of 127 NFL cornerbacks based on his performance.

"We served his warrant on the seventh because of all the evidence that we found there," said Phil Martello, a spokesperson for the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. "Couldn’t find him here in Tampa, pretty sure he fled. We got a couple hits on his license plate (on) license plate readers, but haven’t been able to track him down here, so that’s where we’re at right now.

"They’ve attempted to make contact with him, can’t get him on the phone, so they’ve released — our detectives have exhausted everything to try and get ahold of him and that’s why we end up putting the stuff on social media."
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Nice to see the league has not lowered their recruiting standards.

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