Dolphins Suspend LB Lawrence Timmons Indefinitely Following Weekend Disappearance

NFL's Lawrence Timmons Dolphins Had Filed Missing Person Report

The Miami Dolphins were so concerned when linebacker Lawrence Timmons went AWOL on Saturday, a team rep filed a missing persons report with police. A team spokesman told NFL Network's Steve Wyche before the game that his absence was not team or football related. But those plans changed when he went missing in Los Angeles the day before the Dolphins' season opener against the Chargers.

"Be on time and play hard", Gase said. "I've got a few other things I have to deal with the guys who played yesterday". When asked by reporters about Timmons's future with the team, Gase, said he had "nothing to add". After spending last week with the team training in Oxnard, Calif., because of Hurricane Irma, Timmons mysteriously disappeared once the team moved its base to Los Angeles on Saturday to be closer to Carson, Calif., site of Sunday's game.

Gase was asked if he had a lot of rules. "I don't know if that's real hard". However, the Dolphins linebacker was later found at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). After hours of trying to hunt Timmons down, police in the area finally located the Dolphins linebacker on Sunday morning, according to TMZ.

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A source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that Timmons was dealing with a "personal matter" and that Timmons had planned to meet with team doctors Monday.

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. It was to be his first game as a member of the Dolphins after spending his first 10 National Football League seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The two-year contract Timmons signed with the Dolphins this pad March reportedly included a $5.5 million signing bonus and a fully guaranteed 2017 base salary of one million.

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