Cam Sutton is released from jail one day after turning himself in following nearly a month on the run… as the $33m ex-Detroit Lions star is charged with a single misdemeanor over alleged domestic battery incident

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Written By Maya Cantina

Ex-Lions star Cam Sutton has been released from jail after turning himself in on an arrest warrant for domestic battery by strangulation.

According his attorneys, Sutton – who had avoided arrest for over three weeks – was charged with a single misdemeanor.

Sutton and the mother of his child have ‘request[ed] privacy’, according to a statement obtained by Bleacher Report’s Jordan Schultz.

‘… They view this as a family matter and wish to resolve it as a family,’ the statement ends. 

On Sunday night, the former Lions cornerback turned himself into police, with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office releasing video of Sutton going into custody in handcuffs at Oreint Road Jail.

Cam Sutton is seen in a mugshot after turning himself in to police on Sunday night

Police had been trying to find the former Detroit Lion man, 29, since March 7

Police had been trying to find the former Detroit Lion man, 29, since March 7 

Police had been looking for him since March 7.

The Lions signed Sutton, 29, to a three-year, $33million deal last year but cut him when news of his arrest warrant emerged last month.

‘After weeks of evading law enforcement, this man has finally made the right choice to turn himself in,’ sheriff Chad Chronister said. ‘ Domestic violence has no place in our community, and no one is above the law here in Hillsborough County.

‘My thoughts are with this woman as she continues to heal from this man’s gruesome actions.’

Police received a call relating to alleged incident involving the NFL player at around 4:35am on March 7 in Hillsborough County, according to quotes obtained by Detroit News from the Sheriff’s Office.

Cam Sutton turned himself in to police on Sunday night after nearly a month on the run

Cam Sutton turned himself in to police on Sunday night after nearly a month on the run 

‘We tried to make contact with (Sutton),’ public affairs official Phil Martello said. ‘We’ve called him, no answer. He’s been ducking us. Our deputies have exhausted all leads here.

‘He’s got vehicles and a home in a county one over from us and he’s not been there and we’ve not been able to catch him there.

‘So, again, it seems like he’s turned his phone off or gotten rid of his phone or something because we haven’t been able to get ahold of him.’

Lions president and CEO Rod Wood revealed last week that Sutton was at the team’s workout facility when the warrant for his arrest started circulating online.

Wood said he did not speak with Sutton directly, but members of his staff did, and advised him to turn himself into police.

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