The Miami Dolphins announced Tuesday that they’ve suspended linebacker Lawrence Timmons indefinitely after he recently went missing this past weekend.
- Ian Rapoport mentions that this suspension likely voids Timmons’ $4.5 million guaranteed for the 2018 season.
- Mike Garafolo points out that the max suspension the Dolphins can levy against Lawrence Timmons is four weeks.
The Dolphins are clearly upset that Timmons left the team out of nowhere and ultimately missed their Week 2 game against the Chargers.
TMZ Sports reported Monday the Dolphins filed a missing persons report for Timmons on Saturday after he went missing. According to the report, Miami was checking to make sure the players were in their rooms by curfew when they noticed Timmons was gone.
Sources told TMZ that Miami called family and close friends of Timmons before filing the missing persons report with local law enforcement. Police later located Timmons at LAX early Sunday morning in a boarding area in an effort to get to Pennsylvania.
Timmons had reportedly spoken with his baby mama, who lives in Pennsylvania, and had told her he missed the baby and was serious about leaving to visit.
Timmons, 31, is a former first-round pick of the Steelers back in 2007. He’s spent all 10 seasons of his career in Pittsburgh and played out the final year of his six-year, $50 million contract before agreeing to a two-year, $12 million deal with the Dolphins this offseason.
In 2016, Timmons appeared in all 16 games for the Steelers and recorded 114 tackles, 2.5 sacks, two interceptions, a forced fumble, and five pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 70 inside linebacker out of 87 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Timmons and the Dolphins as the news is available.