Miami Dolphins LB Lawrence Timmons left team for 'personal nature'

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The Miami Dolphins suspended linebacker Lawrence Timmons indefinitely on Tuesday, days after the 31-year-old reportedly disappeared from the team hotel in Los Angeles, causing the team to file a missing persons report. Timmons wanted to rejoin the team this week, but coach Adam Gase was angered by the disappearance of the 11th-year veteran, which came Saturday in Los Angeles the day before Miami's game at the Chargers. However, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the team would have Timmons meet with doctors to determine "what is wrong".

Asked why Timmons went AWOL Gase said, "Everything dealing with that we're going to keep in house and handle it the way we feel we need to handle it".

"Be on time and play hard", Gase said.

"You never know what's going on with people's personal lives", Hull said.

After making calls to those close to Timmons, the Dolphins asked police to intervene.

Backup Chase Allen started in place of Timmons against the Chargers in the Dolphins' 19-17 win at the StubHub Center.

Gase declined to say whether Timmons might play Sunday at the?

Timmons played ten years with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but the team has told Channel 11 it will not be commenting.

Timmons had spent his previous 10 seasons in the National Football League establishing himself as a leader off the field with the Steelers and a pillar of consistency on it.

The good news. cops found Timmons at LAX early Sunday morning in a boarding area in an effort to get to Pennsylvania.

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

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