The decision happened after the team filed a missing persons report for Timmons with police in Los Angeles over the weekend, according to TMZ. Timmons was reportedly not in his hotel room at bed check the night before the Dolphins’ 19-17 Week 2 win over the Chargers. Even his former team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, got involved in trying to track Timmons down, according to a CBS Pittsburgh report.
Steelers G Ramon Foster says his organization (the Steelers) were also involved in trying to contact Lawrence Timmons when he went AWOL.
— Colin Dunlap (@colin_dunlap) September 19, 2017
Eventually, the 31-year-old was found by police at LAX Airport.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the team will have Timmons meet with doctors to determine “what is wrong.”
The news about Timmons is especially tough for the Dolphins, given that they lost rookie linebacker Raekwon McMillan to a torn ACL during the preseason opener. Timmons was starting at outside linebacker and had his steak of 101 consecutive starts snapped.
As for a ballpark figure of how long the suspension will last, Miami Herald’s Armando Salguero reported:
Roster spot opens up while Lawrence Timmons is suspended. Suspension can last no longer than four weeks.
— Armando Salguero (@ArmandoSalguero) September 19, 2017
Timmons signed a two-year, $12 million contract with Miami in March.
Dolphins head coach Adam Gase was not in the mood postgame to divulge any further information, telling reporters on Sunday: “I need to figure some things out before I talk about this.”
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