An arrest warrant has been issued for former Steelers CB Cameron Sutton

A former Steelers cornerback has had a run-in with the law that could cut his NFL career short.

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One year after signing a lucrative deal in free agency with the Detroit Lions, Cameron Sutton had run into trouble with the law. On March 20th, Sutton's name went viral after an arrest warrant had been issued for the former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback.

According to the initial report from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Sutton is wanted for aggravated battery and domestic violence.

Sutton, age 29, could see his NFL career cut short after this incident. During the 2023 free agency period, the former 2017 third-round pick signed a three-year, $33 million contract with the Lions.

At the time of his signing, the Steelers were criticized for not matching the offer and letting their best cornerback leave during the prime of his career. As a replacement, the team signed aging veteran, Patrick Peterson -- who was released after just one season.

Steelers won't regret not signing CB Cameron Sutton

The Pittsburgh Steelers seem to rid themselves of players at just the right time. Just before the trade deadline in 2022, Omar Khan traded Chase Claypool to the Chicago Bears for the draft pick that would turn into Joey Porter Jr.

In the previous regime run by GM Kevin Colbert, Pittsburgh traded Martavis Bryant and Antonio Brown before each of their NFL careers would soon implode.

During his six years with the Steelers, Sutton played both nickel and outside cornerback -- racking up 233 tackles, 38 passes defended, and 8 interceptions.

Run-ins with the law are the last thing that NFL teams want to see their players involved in -- especially when it comes to a serious issue like domestic violence. Despite the recent contract he signed, this incident could effectively end his NFL career.