Cleveland Pinkney III (born September 14, 1977) is a former American football defensive tackle who played in the National Football League. He last played for the Detroit Lions.
His father, Cleveland Pinkney, Jr., is a well-known law enforcement officer with the Sumter County Sheriff's Department. He attended and played football at Sumter High School. He graduated from the University of South Carolina. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and has also played for the Carolina Panthers.