Heat guard Dion Waiters had panic attack after consuming edible, sources say

Tanya Simon
November 10, 2019

A report surfaced during Friday night's game, from a Miami radio personality, that Waiters had overdosed on "gummies" - we can assume these are THC-laced edibles - and had a seizure when he woke up. They have suspended Waiters during the first games of the season due to his comments on social media regarding his diminishing role with the Heat.

Waiters received medical treatment after the plane landed in Los Angeles following the Heat's victory over the Phoenix Suns.

The Heat declined to comment. So instead of me joining the circus I told myself you from (Philly) you've been through worst s- in your life than this. The Heat, who fell to 6-3 with Friday's loss to the Lakers, have 73 games remaining on their schedule. Such cases are further removed from team control because of the NBA's administration of the policy, with teams often initially unaware of where a player stands in various programs.

There is financial incentive for Waiters to get back on the court as soon as possible, there's a bonus in his contract for playing in 70 games.

Here is what we know for sure: Dion Waiters did not suit up for the Miami Heat Friday night due to "illness".

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Team officials declined to comment on whether a suspension was or could be in place, when asked by the Sun Sentinel.

Waiters has not played yet this season.

Waiters did fly back with the team to Miami on Saturday morning.

Waiters faces missing out on a $1.2 million contract bonus if he misses four more games this season.

This summer, Waiters spoke about being "in a dark place" amid criticism past year over weight and conditioning issues as he returned from an injury.

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