Lawrence Timmons Suspended by Dolphins After Unauthorized Absence

Aubrey Yates
September 20, 2017

The Miami Dolphins have suspended linebacker Lawrence Timmons indefinitely.

Timmons, signed by the Dolphins in the offseason after he spent the first decade of his career with the Steelers, was set to be a member of the team's starting defense.

Saturday night Dolphins officials noticed Timmons was absent during a routine curfew check and filed a missing persons report in Los Angeles. Eventually, the 31-year-old was found by police at LAX Airport.

Lawrence Dolphins was suspended after going missing the night before his team's season opener.

. The TMZ report says Timmons was aiming to head to Philadelphia because he missed his baby and wanted to visit.

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Most importantly, it reinforced coach Adam Gase's disciplinary structure that consists of only two basic rules: be on time and do your job to the best of your ability. "I've got a few other things I have to deal with the guys who played (Sunday)". In Pittsburgh, Timmons started 101 consecutive games-a streak that was broken on Sunday-and was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2014.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the team will have Timmons meet with doctors to determine "what is wrong".

As Schefter reports, Timmons' teammates saw no signs in the preaseason that their starting outside linebacker was dealing with any personal issues before his odd disappearance over the weekend.

The Dolphins practiced in the Los Angeles area last week after being displaced by Hurricane Irma.

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