The Vanishing Act of Lions’ Cam Sutton: Domestic Violence Charge and Concerns for his Well-being

Cam Sutton has been contacted by Mike Tomlin

After five days of being missing, the Lions former cornerback Cam Sutton remains absent with no updates on his whereabouts. The Lions released him just 24 hours after news broke that a warrant had been issued for his arrest in Florida for domestic battery by strangulation, a third-degree felony with a potential five-year prison sentence. The Lions plan to void Sutton’s $10.5 million guaranteed for the 2024 season.

Concerns and speculation about Sutton’s well-being have grown as he has not turned himself in or made contact since the news broke. The NFL owners meeting is taking place this week, where questions are expected to be directed at the Lions and Sutton’s former team, the Steelers. Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin stated that he had reached out to Sutton regarding off-field issues but declined to provide further details.

Drafted in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft, Sutton has had a successful seven-year career with nine interceptions in 101 games. In his first season with the Lions in 2023, he appeared in 17 games, recording 65 tackles, four tackles for loss, six pass defenses, and one interception. With new defensive backs added to the roster, it was expected that Sutton would bounce back from a challenging previous season.

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