Former Steelers LB Lawrence Timmons Suspended Indefinitely By Dolphins

After going AWOL this past weekend for reasons that are still not totally clear, Miami Dolphins linebacker Lawrence Timmons was suspended indefinitely by his team on Tuesday.

According to a recent report by TMZ, Timmons was reportedly found at the Los Angeles airport on Sunday after the Dolphins filed a missing persons report after becoming concerned when the 31-year-old linebacker was not in his hotel room during bed check. Police reportedly found Timmons in the airport boarding area waiting to take a flight to Pennsylvania to see his baby daughter.

Several Dolphins players have since said Timmons showed no signs he was dealing with any issues ahead of him coming up missing on Sunday and added he had been a model teammate during the preseason.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN on Monday, one source told him Timmons is “doing much better [Monday] and wants to resume playing immediately” with the hope that he will practice this week after first meeting with doctors. Another league source reportedly told Schefter he does not believe Timmons’ recent incident is a result of the early onset of CTE.

“No one has ever seen anything like it,” one source said.

This really is a bizarre story when you consider that Timmons is the main character in it. He was a model player during his 10 years with the Pittsburgh Steelers and hasn’t missed a game dating back to 2009, his second season in the NFL. By not playing Sunday, Timmons’ consecutive games started streak of 101 came to an end.

As Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network pointed out Tuesday afternoon on Twitter, Timmons now being suspended by the Dolphins might wind up voiding the guaranteed $4.5 million of the scheduled $5.45 million 2018 base salary he was scheduled to earn.

The two-year contract Timmons signed with the Dolphins this pad March reportedly included a $5.5 million signing bonus and a fully guaranteed 2017 base salary of one million. Additionally, Timmons earned another $25,000 this past offseason in the form of a workout bonus and is scheduled to earn another $25,000 next offseason.

Should Timmons’ 2018 guarantees wind up being voided due to his recent suspension, he’s almost sure to be released after the 2017 season ends, if not sooner.

On Tuesday, the Steelers media were told that the team would have no comment on Timmons’ current situation.

This certainly will be interesting to watch play out the rest of the way. Will the Dolphins just release Timmons in the near future? Does Timmons have a good reason for going AWOL on Sunday? We’ll see if we get those questions answered in the very near future.

  • WARisHELL

    Does he take up a spot on the 53 if he’s suspended by the team?

  • SteelersDepot

    No if placed on suspended list.

  • george

    Pretty bizarre. Could be the mother of his baby made threats? I don’t know, there has to be a reasonable explanation. LT is a standup guy and great teammate. I don’t see him pulling this unless he had a good reason.

  • RickM

    I don’t know the circumstances, but LT clearly is at fault even if I sympathise with whatever issue he’s dealing with. That said, I have to wonder if it’s even allowed for the Dolphins to void almost all his guarantees. There was a rumor yesterday that he would be suspended for 4 games, but clearly Gase was not satisfied with that. It’ll be interesting to see what the NFLPA does in terms of defending LT, if anything.

  • John Noh

    Too bad for LT. Was indeed a model citizen with the Steelers. He’d be the last player that I’d think would be prone to drama like this.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Let’s be clear here, like crystal clear… I don’t think LawDog will EVER play a snap for the Dolphins. Okay, with that out of the way, I think a simple resolution can be reached. We offer the Dolphins a draft pick, giving them some sort of compensation for Timmons, and he comes home and backs up the starters at ILB. Our depth is suddenly secured. And we will be able to withstand potential injuries at essentially every D spot. Can Timmons still play? Can he still be effective? Would he want to come back? Would the Fins trade him? Uh… did you watch the pre-season and camps? He was boarding a plane for the Commonwealth when he was rudely interrupted. And the Fins would be INSANE to not recoup an asset for him at this point.

  • John Noh

    It should be a contingency draft pick – the one that the league would have given the Steelers for Timmons having left. I’d be OK with him as a backup ILB. Apparently, the ‘Phins have him at the edge.

  • H.K. northern cali

    We will see him in black and gold again.

  • T3xassteelers

    Super odd.. is there something wrong with his baby?

  • VaDave

    Wow…

  • Wayne Padgett

    The Steelers will not trade a draft pick for him especially knowing they could get him for free if he’s to be released. They wanted to part ways with Timmons. They had no intentions of resigning the man this past off-season. It was Vince Williams turn at ILB. With all seriousness I don’t think Pittsburgh wants him back. The man has lost a step and they have younger guys at the position. Something is terribly off with his whole situation. The man was a model teammate and citizen while in Pittsburgh with a consecutive game streak. He was a model teammate through preseason with the Dolphins and they suspend him after one weird moment? Something is off there I tell you. I think Timmons needs to be reevaluated. A source says they don’t think it’s early CTE. What do they know? I think he needs to be evaluated.

  • Phil Brenneman II

    No way that happens. Dirty Red is the top backup at each spot and I don’t think Timmons offers enough (if anything) on ST to usurp the revolving tandem of Johnson and Fort. Only way Timmons will possibly end up back with us is if there is an injury to a starter or he is signing a 1 day contract to retire.

  • O’Neal

    They made him an offer, Tomlin was upset that he left. So your post is quite inaccurate.

  • O’Neal

    In a 4-3 outside lb is very similar to ilb in a 3-4

  • Darth Blount 47

    It’s not a necessity move in the slightest. But for a team with SB aspirations, and knowing how long and arduous these seasons have been for us, I think we can use all of the quality depth that we can shove down our gullets. Timmons certainly still has some gas left in the tank. Monetarily, for me, would be the ONLY concern.

  • Craig M

    Odd but- if he wanted out of there this could be a very well planned scenario (by his agent) for that purpose. And if thinking about coming back to the Steelers this may work out w/ a player such as Hunter going to Miami and a future draft pick based on his worth this season. Just a hypothetical thought.

  • nutty32

    Gotta be drugs, drug related, partying all night with hookers, etc.. No other reason justifies the Dolphins immediate suspension. They would be much more understanding if its medical or personal. Prob zero chance he ends up back in Pittsburgh this season. That’s not the Rooney’s style to let a player screw over another franchise and be rewarded.

  • copanut

    It’s a little soon to go this far given that the Dolphins may not cooperate and/or LT may have a major problem that won’t be solved by a scenery change. That said, if he’s in a good state physically and emotionally I’d certainly welcome him back at least situationally. The Steelers have been getting gouged up the middle and LT is a monster tackler of high reliability. He might become available at a very reasonable price tag and could have some good tread left.

  • copanut

    LT craps bigger ‘n Dirty Red.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Whatever he is dealing with I pray it comes to a peaceful resolution and I hope he is ok.

  • Mike Lloyd

    Waiting for the eventual release…then the Steelers signing him to a low money deal.
    Some players should never leave their team. It sometimes ends up being about the money-other times-about the player and his ego. I don’t know which in this situation…it’s obvious his family is now in Pittsburgh-a place he should’ve stayed…
    I hope Timmons is ok as a person first and foremost. Good luck Lawrence!

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Very true.

  • Delboka

    haha wtf are you jabbering about?

  • Delboka

    This is why the Steelers cut him. Drama queen.

  • ND_Steel

    Apparently they have 4.5 million reasons to justify his suspension.

  • Conserv_58

    Ya’ gotta know when to not let sentimentality cloud your better judgement. For The Steelers to sign Law Dog someone else has to get cut. I’m not in favor of that move because the Steelers crossed that bridge. They have put Lawrence in their rear view mirror and moved on. I do wish the man well and hope whatever is negatively affecting him gets taken care of.

  • Douglas Andrews

    Wow he’s a standup guy and great teammate according you but the mother of his baby made threats? Can you elaborate? or is there something else you’re trying to say?

  • Boots

    The Steelers didn’t cut him, he was a free agent and he was anything but a drama queen! He was a leader that never missed games, restructured his contract when the team needed it, and embodied what being a Steelers LB is all about.

  • nutty32

    Good point money being money, but they were willing to pay him that and more to have him play for them at the start of this year. It’s not like a situation where a team wants to get rid of dead weight but can’t like Osweiller and has to come up with an excuse.

  • gdeuce

    Timmons is not worth Hunter and a future draft pick

  • popsiclesticks

    Any player suspended for that reason has their guarantees voided, I believe. It’s a CBA thing. Happened with Justin Gilbert.

  • popsiclesticks

    They probably wouldn’t want him at a salary that they didn’t want to give him during the offseason.

  • popsiclesticks

    He went AWOL the night before a game. They had to file a missing person report. That’s enough to justify a suspension. If he had a medical or personal reason – tell the team.

  • popsiclesticks

    I’m with you but I gotta say every time that it comes up – it benefits a player to restructure their contract. No one in their right mind refuses.

  • ND_Steel

    They may be rethinking their chances of winning this year with Cutler at QB. Or they are taking advantage of the situation to potentially save money if this continues to go south.

  • nutty32

    Apparently, he and his agent did and the Dolphins were not satisfied. There’s only a very few reasons why a player “disappears” game day eve. Oh well, at least it wasn’t super bowl eve like Stanley Wilson.

  • Mike Lloyd

    I’m not advocating for it. I’m not letting it cloud my judgement. I think it’s more likely than not he doesn’t come here if he’s released, unless something catastrophic occurs. I would think the Steelers have moved on…I just believe somehow that Timmons never wanted to leave-and will have his agent make every attempt to get him back here if the Dolphins release him…
    I agree with moving on from players-biggest thing ever happened to the Steelers was Noll’s inability to say goodbye to over the hill players…
    Is Timmons better than players currently here? That’s what they will be asking themselves-they are all in for this year…I’m just observing through that prism.

  • nutty32

    Cutler is the best thing to happen to the Fins. He’s way better than the previous faker with the bad knees.

  • ND_Steel

    Hmm…I wouldn’t want either of them, but I’d take Taneyhill over Cutler. Cutler will eventually show his true colors and throw some untimely picks and pout on the sidelines; not a leader.

  • 20Stoney

    Thank you! This is so out of character for him you have to worry about his personal well being. There appears to be something seriously not right here.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Such an odd story and so out of character for Timmons.

  • Delboka

    Just messing. LT da man.
    He’s no Mendenhal.

  • lyke skywalker

    As far as I am concerned, LT is still a Steeler.

  • nutty32

    Gase is no fool, either. He seems like a good coach. He’s not going to ask him to do too much except make standard throws and smoke cigarettes.

  • 20Stoney

    I know they’ve denied it being CTE related, but it kind of reminds me of when you started hearing about Mike Webster doing strange things that were so out of character. I thought CTE could only be diagnosed post mortem, so unless they know what is actually going on and aren’t saying, I don’t know how something like that could be completely ruled out.

  • Daniel Sauritch

    That would mean we would take on his salary unless otherwise specified and with him going AWOL, I doubt that would happen. Since the salary was the reason he left Pittsburgh, I doubt that would come to be. To me, it’s more likely that he gets cut and we sign him for a fraction of what he’s scheduled to make.

  • ND_Steel

    Timmons was a great Steeler, hope things work out for him as he was basically the Heath Miller of the defense (kinda wish he’d gone the way of Heath to be honest). But under no circumstances do I see him coming back to the Steelers. At this point in his career, he is an old thumper. We are younger and faster without him, no disrespect to Law Dog.

  • RickM

    Nope. The NFLPA-NFL agreement does not allow indefinite suspensions. While the Dolphins appear not to have accepted Timmons’ explanation, I almost guarantee a grievance will be filed on his behalf if the Dolphins leave him indefinitely suspended or cut him and deny him his guaranteed money. As far as I know, the maximum suspension allowed in terms of deducting pay is 4 games.

  • Boots

    Sorry, sarcasm is tough in print lol

  • Daniel Sauritch

    LT is the last former Steeler you would expect to see this type of thing happen with. Something’s not right here.

  • ND_Steel

    Lol…and smoke cigarettes…nice! Your right, Gase will get the most out of him, I just don’t think it’ll be enough.

  • Boots

    Not always. It can make cap hits higher down the line increasing chances of getting cut. Plus I believe there would be tax implications associated with the lump sum payments as opposed to weekly game checks.

  • ATL96STEELER

    ^^^^^ This.

    MIA’s “indefinite” call is kind of interesting because they know they can only suspend him 4 games so it makes you wonder if they might just release LT….it wouldn’t bother me a bit to bring him back home.

  • Rocksolid20

    NFLPA is too busy making sure Cowboys Elliott plays .
    Beat a woman but don’t smoke any weed .

  • Matt Manzo

    I can’t wait til we find out what happened. This is too weird.

  • Rocksolid20

    Nope he is not .

  • Big White

    I’m afraid to find out what happened. No player since Junior Seau used his face and head to destroy people more than Timmons.

  • RickM

    Agree. Zeke seems to have issues both on and off the field. As for the NFLPA’s priorities, they do seem confusing at times.

  • Rocksolid20

    Coke head Stanley .

  • pittfan

    wow, hold the phone till we hear more.

  • Big White

    You moron, he’s probably the most consistent Steeler of all time. Are you on drugs son?

  • Rocksolid20

    It could be a Belicheat move to get him on the Patriots
    (Hightower injured ) they have pulled it off , once before
    with Blunt .

  • RickM

    It’s a tough read. Gase is a disciplinarian so he may just be flexing his muscles and saying a 4-game suspension isn’t enough. And as much as I liked LT, it was a really bad decision he made if it wasn’t related to CTE. Bizarre is the best word. Maybe LT or Rosenhaus or the union will clear up what happened. I definitely agree that Gase may just release him regardless of any financial ramifications.

    As for LT being back with us, I don’t know. I’ve moved on and I don’t know if that I can take the split in the fanbase regarding his level of play lol. I guess it depends on what the reason for the departure was and how Mike T. evaluates it. Personally, I’d be surprised to see him back.

  • Delboka

    Haha take it easy pal, I’m on drugs.

  • WilliamSekinger

    This is the best conspiracy theory I’ve seen so far. Kudos to you!

  • RickM

    Agree. Easy to guess, but impossible to know right now.

  • Nolrog

    DeMaurice Smith is doing a huge disservice to the players. He’s already threatened to strike when the CBA expires in 2020 and he has been constantly blasting the commissioner for having too much power, which is power he specifically gave Goodell. He’s spending his time working for the extremely small percent of players who get into this kind of trouble and doesn’t realize that the large majority will not give up time and lose money (in what is a very short career) for the guys who beat their women.

  • Conserv_58

    I thank God he isn’t. Mendenhall had a million dollar physique with a ten cent brain.

  • Conserv_58

    They got burned with that decision. I don’t see them wanting to revisit that scenario again.

  • RickM

    I agree that the majority of players will not make a financial sacrifice in 2020 for this small group of players not to be ‘tried’ by the Commissioner.

  • WilliamSekinger

    I’ll take a stab at this. Lawrence, for whatever reason wanted to see his family over the week the Dolphins were displaced from Miami because of the hurricane. He was told no, probably at the behest of the head coach Adam Gase. (Team has to get to work practicing while in LA) Timmons stewed over not being able to see his family all week and it pissed him off so much he finally let it get to him Saturday night.

    Left the team to head back to see his family not caring about the consequences.

    My only question is, does the Miami coaching staff believe they will be able to keep the truth under wraps forever? Because denying a player a day to see his family during the week is a pretty douchy thing to do.

    This is only my theory, but I truly believe this or something similar to this has occurred between Timmons and the Dolphins.

  • melblount

    Fins just traded for Saints LB Stephone Anthony.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Ideally, I wholeheartedly agree that this would be, well, ideal. Lol.

  • Rocksolid20

    You call getting a RB that leads your team in TD’s and scores 3
    in the Championship game and winning a Super Bowl getting burned ?

  • pittsburghjoe

    And he is still recovering from a high ankle sprain. Its a flier…. Wonder what the impact will be on LT.

  • Darth Blount 47

    I trust Khan in ALL matters relating to cash, contracts, and genetically engineered super-humans. Lol.

  • pittsburghjoe

    And to all of the doctors, nurses, firefighters and police officers that remained at work (instead of visiting with family) in florida and houston during the hurricane’s…. thank you. Im sure they were pissed as well and wanted to be with their families, at a fraction of the take home pay.

  • Mike Lloyd

    Yeah say goodbye to Lawrence

  • Ryan Alderman

    I can’t think of one.

  • Pricopea

    Sounds like CTE

  • Phil Brenneman II

    But for the team it would be different. When you are a depth guy you tend to need ST value. That is a big reason Cockrell wasn’t a good option for depth once he lost his starting job despite being a starter last season. Red, Fort, and Johnson all add a lot of ST value. Would Timmons?

  • Phil Brenneman II

    Maybe but he won’t be crapping in Pittsburgh.

  • Quan Hurst

    LT BETTER THAN EVERY ILB NOT NAMED SHAZIER ON THE TEAM

  • Phil Brenneman II

    He ain’t any better than VW either.

  • Charles Mullins

    …You are wrong.

  • Phil Brenneman II

    …I am right. In his prime he was better than VW but as it stands now Timmons wouldn’t be any kind of an upgrade. VW is a great tackler and a good blitzer to boot. His only weakness would be pass coverage and that same weakness applies to Timmons. In fact, you may even give the edge to VW because he is a great ST guy as well.

  • ATL96STEELER

    Gase…he can make a call to release him if he feels this warrants more than 4 games, but I get the sense that maybe they weren’t “aware” of their legal grounds by stating indefinite. Or, his intent is to release him when the 4 games are up.

    LT…no question, regardless of the circumstance, that was not handled well at all and from our history with him…out of character.

    We may never know the truth on this but yeah, I would think his old team mates would welcome him back if he got released. Would MT and the front office? IDK.

    I’m not expecting him back in PIT either.

  • Darth Blount 47

    I’m really quite confused by how many people seem to think that playing Special Teams is akin to knowing a mystical art-form. It’s really quite simple. I mean, after all, LawDog did play ST for us for multiple seasons. However, of course, your point is not without merit, as it would likely need to be a strict consideration in this particular, presently quite fictional, instance.

  • capehouse

    Just sad.

  • Robert E Lil

    These men are not pawns meant to entertain people who make less money.
    It is disgusting to read / listen to fake fans talk about how the game is a “touch football ” league. The NFL must protect players, must provide better care to the workers, must do better to make sure the Timmons of the league do not become a danger

  • Phil Brenneman II

    You are right in that. It isn’t like it takes a special skill but there is the mental aspect of it. Timmons is past 30 and has put in his time so does he want to play ST? Even if he says he is willing, do you still get the kind of mental block of “man, I really don’t want to run 100 miles an hour and crash into this guy right now”?

    Not saying he wouldn’t be capable and willing, but it typically doesn’t go that way.

  • Phil Brenneman II

    I am not sure there is any indication of anyone doing anything bad to Timmons or that Timmons is a danger to anyone so who exactly are you ranting at lol?

  • Robert E Lil

    Ahhh. Right on cue.
    The keyboard warrior

  • Phil Brenneman II

    And right on cue, you show your ignorance of what “keyboard warrior” even means lmao.

    Do you get paid every time you type keyboard warrior or something? Did the people paying you even explain to you what it actually means?

  • Darth Blount 47

    I just saw where the Dolphins went and traded a pick for the Saints LB Anthony. So, well, they could sure suddenly use a pick a bit more!

  • Robert E Lil

    Keyboard warrariors are a lot like chicken hawks.

  • Darth Blount 47

    The plot thickens….

    Saints trade LB Stephone Anthony to the Dolphins in exchange for a 2018 “conditional” pick.

  • RickM

    Very likely. Although they are very thin at ILB so they would have had to do something even if he was out only 4 games.

  • ATL96STEELER

    “he has been constantly blasting the commissioner for having too much power, which is power he specifically gave Goodell.”

    Far be it from me to defend D Smith because I agree he’s mostly been a disservice to the players, but this is not entirely true. Yes, the players gave some things and the owners gave some things, typical of any labor negotiation. The reality is the players wanted the rookie cap and wanted it bad enough they were willing to concede other wants. The owners conceded the 18 games, again, part of negotiation.

    I don’t think the owners are paying any attention strike noise…at least not publicly. The players don’t have the resolve to strike long enough to make to make it worth their while.

  • Phil Brenneman II

    Let me just help you along a bit and explain what it means and how you are using it wrong. First the actual definition:

    “a person who puts aggressive and offensive comments about people on the Internet, especially one who hides their own identity”

    So now that you have the correct meaning, I will explain why you are using it wrong.

    1. I will start with the most obvious. My identity isn’t hidden. My full name and even a picture of me comes right along side my posts. So immediately we can see that one part of the definition doesn’t apply to me.

    2. I have said nothing offensive or aggressive towards players in regards to any of this hitting/health related stuff. I haven’t called them gay, or pansies, or said anything racist or anything even close. My stance has only been that I disagree with the rules. And if you disagree feel free to quote my responses and show me where I have been offensive or aggressive and I will concede the point.

    Anyway, it is clear you heard the term “keyboard warrior” somewhere and fell in love with it without taking the time to actually learn what it means and how you should apply it.

  • Robert E Lil

    Hey tough guy
    Keep using your keyboard to show off how tough you are
    That the players who sacrifice their head are playing in a sissy league.
    You small, insignificant keyboard warrior

  • RickM

    I certainly won’t guess what happened given the ‘meeting with doctors’ reference. But I really think LT has hurt his future prospects of being picked up as some will see instability. I would love him to have a reason that would garner some public understanding. But for now I’ll just wait to hopefully get some clarity on what happened. And of course, I’ll hope for the best for LT as we all make mistakes.

  • Phil Brenneman II

    Still using it wrong but okay. I see reading comprehension and reason aren’t high up on your list of priorities.

  • ATL96STEELER

    I do think the Steelers moved on. Did they have choice? No…they made what they felt like was a fair market offer and LT’s camp turned it down…they knew the day was coming some time prior and addressed it by extending VWill.

    If LT was suddenly available as a FA, would they be interested? I would imagine TN and or AZ would be if the money was right.

  • ATL96STEELER

    Something obviously happened that we don’t know about and the cloudiness does paint a not so stable picture of LT right now. I think it would take a sit down, but I think TN or AZ…typical exSteeler pastures.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    This is so odd. Bell you think would do this. But Timmons? What the hell?

  • Michael Mosgrove

    save yourself time and just block him.

  • Quan Hurst

    I cant go for that he has better body control and play recognition than VW and he’s lpst a step but so did foote when he came back

  • Jones

    Whatever happened, hope LT is okay. If he just screwed up, then hopefully he & the fish can sort it out, but mainly just hope he & his family aren’t dealing with something life altering.

  • will

    Pats?

  • Dewayne Braxton

    In the NFL players can smoke weed. The CBA requires teams to notify players before testing them. This gives them time to prepare for passing their drug test. Many NFL players smoke it but only the careless ones get caught.

  • QBall

    There is a MOUNTAIN of evidence indicating that the supposed victim is nothing more than a vindictive gold digger. Even the NFL’s own investigator, another woman, didn’t believe her. But that didn’t stop the NFL’s Lisa Friel, the SJW feminazi in charge of the case, from preventing the investigator from testifying at his appeal hearing, a fact which was not lost on the federal judge in Texas who blocked the suspension and denied the NFL’s motion for an emergency hearing on their appeal.

  • will

    Pats

  • Edjhjr

    I don’t think we need a LB. I was sad to see him go however

  • Edjhjr

    Exactly. Worse beat a woman and break no laws, then the public expects the NFL to punish him instead. But ya no weed they will take you outback and shoot you

  • pittfan

    werkers of the world unite

  • nutty32

    Why would he not tell the team or any teammates, position coaches, hotel bell hop, the uber driver or anyone else he’s leaving? The cops in 3 jurisdictions were looking for his carcass. It’s because he was higher than Ben Carson during debates.

  • WilliamSekinger

    Because in the NFL with its drug testing he could clearly get away with it. Don’t buy that at all.

  • Charles Mullins

    Nope. Timmons in the middle is an upgrade. VW is playing pretty good this year but he is not as good as LT.

  • nutty32

    You get away with it by “disappearing.”

  • johnhoien

    Great guy, hope all is well

  • John A Stewart

    BS he was not a Drama Queen the guy was one of the best linebackers the Steelers ever had off and on the field. I can’t believe the negative talk about him it’s sad this guy gave all he had on the field lol typical fake Steeler fans.

  • Ralph Wagner

    Usually when a person walks off his job without permission he is fired. All he had to do was ask for permission explaining the circumstance. That’s called accountability.

  • John A Stewart

    True Steeler fans don’t rip our good former players

  • John A Stewart

    What are you serious?

  • Kevin Schwartz

    Yeah, considering his background, I’m more concerned than anything. I hope he’s okay.

  • Nathanael Dory

    Now they trade for a former 1rd pick..

  • Delboka

    🙁 i was never goven the rule book on being a “true fan.”

    All of the players are little angels. Sorry to upset you. 🍆

  • Alan Tman

    I hope he’s alright. You all recall when LT Walton hit Harrison on his helmet to say good job, and it looked like the lights went out for a minute. These players take too much blunt force trauma and we just don’t know exactly what the fallout is going to be on a case by case basis. The guy was an exemplary employee in Pittsburgh since 07, and Miami no longer thinks he’s a good fit I think we would definitely take a look and make sure he is healthy first and foremost. I am really surprised that they chose to embarrass the guy like this before checking out health issues.

  • Applebite

    Color me confused…I’m sure it’s not one of those flamboyant colors out there.
    Before this, all I head about Timmons was after he put Ajayi out of practice with a concussion

    ((((BACKS ON BACKERS!!!))))

    It didn’t seem malicious or had an effect on him, but after this, some things make me wonder. But before bringing up the possibility of CTE, I have to wonder if there was some sort of emergency back home, and that’s why I made such an abrupt return to PA? The only other thing that sort of makes me wonder, is if he’s sort of regretting being in Miami vs having stayed in the ‘Burgh? But the possibility of CTE has to be on the table, which would be very unfortunate if true.

  • Phil Brenneman II

    Nah, we saw Timmons last year and it was no better than what we are getting from VW.

  • Phil Brenneman II

    For sure. Like I said, just have to seperate prime Timmons from current.

  • Steeler808

    No…just no.

  • Steeler808

    Uhh…unless that notification is at least a week in advance that’s so untrue. The standard urine test will generally come up positive if you’ve smoked any significant amount.

    If you’re a chronic it builds up in your system and you can test positive even after you’ve stopped for weeks and even months.

  • Dr. DG

    “Famously large turds”… you mean like Drax’?

  • Steeler808

    Speculate much?

  • Dorian James

    At this point I don’t care about what happens to him on the field. I just hope he and his family are okay. Lawrence Timmons was a great Steeler and I’ll always be pulling for him. Good luck Law Dog

  • Dewayne Braxton

    I can’t disagree. Today’s testing is pretty advanced. However years ago, my cousin Tyrone Braxton played for the Broncos. I attended a game in Denver after which players smoked weed and drank alcohol in the players parking area. It blew my mind! He explained that knowing when test are given is how he passed. Again, that was years ago. Thankfully today he is in recovery and doing alcohol/ drug counseling. Now I have a question to ponder. When Bell, Bryant and Blount got busted were they new smokers? Or is it likely that they’ve smoked as early as their college days and still managed to pass some NFL drug test?

  • Doug McFee

    Your comments are bizarre.

  • WilliamSekinger

    Wow, leaving the team for a few hours automatically clears your blood stream and hair follicles of all traces of drugs huh? Brilliant!

  • Mister Wirez

    Done! That cleaned up 1/3 of the comments.

  • popsiclesticks

    Where did you see that? I saw that no one knew where he was and the police found him at LAX.

  • Jeff Dudash

    I can’t help but wonder if this isn’t a situation similar to what happened with Blount (not Darth or Mel) a couple years ago. Where an unhappy player’s agent orchestrates an “event” to get him released from one team so that he can return to his old team. Maybe Timmons is ill. Maybe he had some exceptional situation happy with his family. But given his stability for 10 years with the Steelers, that just seems so out of place.

    It’s a bit of a conspiracy theory, but I wouldn’t be shocked to find out that Timmons has buyer’s remorse, regretted signing with Miami and his agent helped him orchestrate an event to get him released (all while working back channels with the Steelers). Would it really be THAT surprising for a guy who spent as much time with this organization to see what we’ve done in the offseason and want to be a part of something potentially special?

  • Conserv_58

    In your case ignorance is bliss.

  • Conserv_58

    Knuckle dragging buffoons like you have nothing but sailboat fuel between your ears.

  • Conserv_58

    It’s even more disgusting to read such absolute nonsense as this post is. “The league must do a better job of protecting players, provide better care to workers, must do better to make sure the Timmons of the league do not become a danger.” Thanks for contributing, Carl Marx.

  • Conserv_58

    No he isn’t. There is enough verifiable evidence to prove that you know not what you’re talking about.

  • Conserv_58

    Well that was a load of unwarranted and uniformed innuendo.

  • Conserv_58

    Obviously, we have a failure to communicate. I’m refering to the RB that was signed in free agency by the Steelers, was directly involved in LB’s getting busted for pot possesion and then walking off of the playing field minutes before a game ended.

  • Conserv_58

    This is the same team that signed then Steelers’ free agent WR, Mike Wallace to a $68 million dollar contract only to cut him a couple of years later.

  • Charles Mullins

    Your right the only evidence is past performance and Contacts. Both favor Timmons. VW looks good, but if LT becomes available Steven Johnson is walking the street and VW is backing up LT.

  • Craig M

    Good then he may be gotten cheaper.

  • Jim Foles

    Does this screw up our compensatory pick rating?

  • Rotten Sircus

    It was reported by ( Rotoworld ) he went to PA to check on his kid ..drama with his baby mama ! Guess he also didn’t like his role on the Dolphins Defense ;^/

  • nutty32

    True. But this entire post and discussion is pure speculation.

  • nutty32

    Think it was PFT.

  • nutty32

    No, but you avoid all tests thereafter.

  • Terrible Towlie

    maybe the coach is a punk and he needed to get away before he kicked his ass and got in real trouble

  • Terrible Towlie

    if he becomes a FA, i’d send him an offer the same day

  • George Kroger

    So, in my version of the speculation game we’re playing, I would say he’s suffering from some level of depression that he’s no longer a Steeler. The grass seemed greener and now reality is setting in.

    If that is the case, it’s a sad story, because I think he just cost himself many millions of dollars (I’m guessing he’ll get cut and won’t get much of an offer from anyone else). Besides the finances, I’m sure he’s gonna regret not sticking with the Steelers for a while (meaning he’ll still be depressed). Let’s hope he doesn’t get really stupid/desperate and hurt himself or someone else.

    This is obviously speculation and an over simplification, but it’s what I see when I read this sad tale.