Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters is back in the news once again, but it isn’t for something good he did.
Sports radio host Andy Slater stated on Friday that a player on the team suffered a medical emergency on the team plane, but did not know which one until much later. It was later revealed to be Dion Waiters who was said to have “overdosed” on gummies. He allegedly had a seizure when he woke up.
On Saturday night, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst stated Waiters actually “experienced a panic attack on the team’s charter flight” after consuming a THC-infused edible.
“Waiters received medical treatment after the plane landed in Los Angeles following the Heat’s victory over the Phoenix Suns. Waiters was listed as out for Friday’s game against the Lakers due to illness and did not attend the game.
Waiters missed the game in Phoenix because of a stomachache and was seeking relief when he took an edible he was unfamiliar with, sources said. League rules prohibit the use of THC.”
Waiters has not had a good start to the 2019-2020 season, as he was suspended for the team’s opener for “conduct detrimental to the team” after complaining about his role on the team. In fact, he has only been active for only two of the Heat’s nine games thus far but has yet to dress and sit on the bench for a game.
He has seemingly lost his spot to two rookie guards, Tyler Herro and Kendrick Nunn.
Waiters is owed $24 million over this season and next.