• Former Steeler Timmons goes missing before game

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    LOS ANGELES - Former Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons was inactive for the Miami Dolphins' season opener Sunday after he unexpectedly left the team one day before the game.

    Channel 11 has learned the team filed a missing person's report with police after Timmons' disappearance. The team got back in contact with him, but coaches decided he would not play in Sunday's game.

    At a news conference Monday, Dolphins coach Adam Gase said he had not talked to Timmons, and there was no update on his status with the team.


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    TMZ reported that Timmons was attempting to board a flight to Pennsylvania. He had reportedly spoken to the mother of his child and told her his missed the baby and wanted to visit, TMZ reported.

    Timmons signed a two-year, $12 million deal with Miami in the offseason. He spent his first 10 seasons with Pittsburgh, winning a Super Bowl ring in February 2009 and making the Pro Bowl in 2014.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.


     

     

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