Cameron Sutton, Cut For Domestic Battery And Evading Law Enforcement, Re-Emerges On Former Team

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Cameron Sutton, the former Detroit Lions cornerback who the team cut in March after police issued an arrest warrant for him, plans on signing a one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers, his agent David Canter confirmed Wednesday.

The Lions released Sutton in March after Hillsborough County Sheriffs issued an arrest warrant for him on domestic battery charges. Sutton allegedly assaulted his girlfriend in March, leaving her with bruises all over her body, ESPN reported.

While prosecutors were originally charging Sutton with a felony, Florida’s state attorney ultimately chose to charge him with a single misdemeanor, Sutton’s attorney said in an April statement.

Sutton appeared to be evading arrest for weeks after police issued an arrest warrant, prompting the Hillsborough County Sheriffs to post a March tweet asking residents if they’d seen him. (RELATED: This Absolute Warrior Of An NFL Receiver Is Looking Crazy Sharp Just Three Weeks After Getting Shot)

“Do You Know This Man? The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office needs your assistance in locating a wanted subject: Cameron Sutton, 29. He is wanted for Aggravated Battery – Domestic Violence,” the Sheriff’s Office’s post read.

Sutton eventually turned himself in March 31 after “weeks of evading law enforcement,” the Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.

Sutton had just finished the first year of a three-year, $33 million contract with the Lions when they released him. The signing marks a reunion for the two parties as, before his Detroit stint, he had spent the first six years of his career as a corner for the Steelers.