Steelers Cornerback Cam Sutton Suspended For Eight Games

The Pittsburgh Steelers were dealt a blow to their secondary on Monday as cornerback Cam Sutton was suspended for the first eight games of the 2024 NFL season for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

The suspension stems from an alleged domestic violence incident involving Sutton in March. After an arrest warrant was issued, Sutton eventually turned himself in and entered a pretrial diversion program on misdemeanor battery charges. The NFL conducted its own investigation and determined a suspension was necessary.

This is a significant loss for the Steelers, who were counting on Sutton to be a key contributor in their secondary. Sutton, a veteran with seven seasons under his belt, is a reliable tackler and a solid defender in coverage.

"We are disappointed to learn of Cam Sutton's suspension," the Steelers said in a statement. "We will continue to monitor the situation and support Cam throughout this process. We will have no further comment at this time."

Sutton's absence will likely lead to more playing time for younger cornerbacks on the Steelers' roster, such as James Pierre and Arthur Maulet. The team may also consider bringing in a veteran free agent to bolster the secondary.

The suspension is a blow to Sutton's reputation and will cost him a significant portion of his salary. It remains to be seen if he will be able to regain his starting role upon his return in late October.


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