Published: Sun, November 10, 2019
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Waiters had seizure on team plane after overdosing on 'gummies'

Waiters had seizure on team plane after overdosing on 'gummies'

On Friday (November 8), reports came over the wire that a Miami Heat player suffered a medical emergency on the plane en route to the team's game against the Los Angeles Lakers after playing the Phoenix Suns on Thursday. He's additionally been suspended by the team for conduct detrimental to the team.

However, Brian Windhorst reported that the reason for his absence was a drug-induced panic attack. "Coming off injury & not feeling like myself nor looking like myself I was in a dark place mentally & physically, Because the game I love so much was taken away due to season ending surgery", Waiters posted in July. The 27-year-old missed Thursday's game against the Phoenix Suns with what the Heat labeled as a "stomachache".

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra on Friday initially directed inquiries to general manager Andy Elisburg, who then said such questions should go through a team spokesman, who declined comment.

This latest debacle only adds to the already-established tension that has been in place between the disgruntled guard and the Heat.

The compounding effect of his offenses will not only have an adverse effect on Waiters' playing time.

Waiters is in Year 3 of the four-year, $52-million contract he signed in 2017 and can earn an additional bonus of $1.1 million if he appears in at least 70 games this year. He's missed a total of nine games this year following a suspension.

Former Syracuse basketball star Dion Waiters had a panic attack and a seizure after eating marijuana edibles, according to new reports. The possibility of him not having a team by the end of this season becomes ever the more possible.

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