Sutton suspended eight games by NFL for improper conduct

The NFL announced that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Cameron Sutton has been suspended without pay for eight games for violating the personal conduct policy. (Jeffrey Becker/USA TODAY Sports/Reuters via CNN Newsource)

By Sam Joseph, CNN

(CNN) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Cameron Sutton has been suspended without pay by the NFL for eight games for violating its personal conduct policy, the league announced Monday.

On March 31, Sutton turned himself in to police in Florida., almost a month after an arrest warrant was issued for domestic violence strangulation.

The NFL told CNN it had investigated the incident involving Sutton and determined it violated NFL rules, resulting in the 29-year-old being suspended for the first eight games of the 2024 regular season.

Sutton will be eligible to apply for reinstatement on October 29 after the Steelers’ game against New York Giants, according to the NFL.

CNN has reached out to Sutton’s representatives for comment.

Before Sutton As CNN previously reported, authorities had been searching for him since March 7, when they arrived at his home in Lutz, Florida, following a “verbal argument that escalated into physical violence.”

According to Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Phil Martello, the victim was beaten and suffered bruises to his head, neck and upper body.

“After weeks of evading law enforcement, this man finally made the right decision and turned himself in,” Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said in a statement in March.

“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 who is still recovering from the horrific actions of this man.”

Sutton was preparing to begin his second season with the Detroit Lions after starting all 17 regular-season games in the 2023 season, making 65 tackles and one interception. He also played in three of the Lions’ playoff contests, making eight tackles.

However, he was released by Detroit after an arrest warrant was issued. In June, he signed a one-year contract with Pittsburgh as a free agent.

This is Sutton’s second stint in the Steel City, after being selected by the franchise in the third round of the 2017 Draft. He played for the Steelers through the 2022 season before signing with the Lions for the 2023 campaign.

He will miss almost half of the upcoming season due to suspension.

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