Missing person report filed on AWOL Miami Dolphins player (Video)


When the Miami Dolphins’ team officials checked in to be sure all their players were in their rooms by curfew Saturday night, in preparation for their Sunday game against the L.A. Chargers, one player was missing — linebacker Lawrence Timmons.

Desperate to find their AWOL team member, Dolphins officials called his family and close friends and finally filed a missing person report with the local police.

Early Sunday morning, Timmons was “found” at the LAX airport boarding area, where he was preparing to take off on a flight to Pennsylvania to go visit the mother of his baby.

A Dolphins team representative was called, who came to meet with Timmons at the airport and took him back to the team, but he wasn’t allowed to play in the game Sunday, breaking his streak of 101 consecutive starts.

ESPN reported he was scheduled to meet with doctors on Monday to try to understand what was troubling him. One source was quoted as saying that Timmons is doing much better on Monday, and wants to resume practice with the team this week, but first, he has to undergo the visit with the doctor.

“No one has ever seen anything like it,” one unnamed source was quoted as saying.

After the Dolphins’ 19-17 win over the Chargers, coach Adam Gase would not comment, except to say that it was a coach’s decision not to allow Timmons to play on Sunday.

“I need to figure some things out before I talk about this,” Gase stated.

Timmons, 31, signed a $10 million, two-year contract with the Dolphins in March, after spending the last 10 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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