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Lions President says DB Cameron Sutton was at team building when news of warrant surfaced

DETROIT (AP) — Cameron Sutton was in the Detroit Lions' Allen Park training facility when the team learned of a domestic violence warrant issued for the defensive back in Florida.

Lions President Rod Wood told WJBK-TV Fox 2 on Monday that team staffers spoke to the 29-year-old Sutton, 29, at the time and advised him to turn himself into authorities.

“We learned about the warrant at the same time everybody else did on social media,” Wood told the station. “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 kind of showed up unexpectedly to work out.”

The Lions released Sutton on March 21 after news of the warrant surfaced.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in Florida, which includes Tampa, has asked for help in finding Sutton, a seven-year pro who just finished his first season with the Lions and helped them reach the NFC championship game for the first time in 32 years.

The warrant is for domestic battery by strangulation, a third-degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison. Sutton may be driving a Jeep Grand Wagoneer with a Florida license plate, the sheriff’s office has said.

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