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Lions release DB Cam Sutton following domestic violence arrest warrant

The Detroit Lions released Cam Sutton on Thursday, a day after a domestic violence warrant was issued for the DB.

Per NFL.com:

The Hillsborough County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday announced that Sutton was wanted for alleged domestic battery by strangulation. The charge is a third-degree felony that is punishable by up to five years in prison. Authorities posted on social media Wednesday that they needed the public’s assistance in locating a wanted subject.

Sutton has been avoiding police since a March 7 incident when he is alleged to have been involved in a domestic violence incident in Lutz, FL,

The Detroit Free Press reported officers responded to a call of a domestic violence incident in progress shortly before 5 a.m. and found the victim with wounds that indicated an altercation took place, Phil Martello, a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office, told the Free Press on Wednesday.

Sutton signed a three-year contract with Detroit in March 23. He played in 17 games last season.

Story originally appeared on Touchdown Wire