UPDATED Nov. 30, 4:45 p.m. ET: Dion Waiters released a statement in which he apologized to the Miami Heat organization, his teammates, and fans for the situation.
Dion Waiters statement: "I would like to apologize to my teammates, coaches, basketball staff, the fans and the entire organization for the incident that happened on the team plane. I was wrong and take responsibility for what happened and am sorry . . . " (1/2)— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) November 30, 2019
UPDATED Nov. 11, 4:50 p.m. ET: Dion Waiters has been suspended for 10 games without pay, Shams Charania reports.
The Heat reportedly believe that Waiters received the edible from a teammate.
UPDATED Nov. 9, 9:52 p.m. ET: ESPN's Brian Windhorst and Adrian Wojnarowski report that Waiters suffered from a panic attack after consuming a THC-infused edible, according to sources. He received medical treatment after the plane landed in Los Angeles.
See original story from 11/8/2019 below.
Sports radio host Andy Slater reported Friday that one of the Miami Heat's players suffered a medical emergency on the team plane. In a follow-up, Slaters tweeted that the player was Dion Waiters, who was listed as out of the night's game against the Lakers due to illness.
Waiters reportedly passed out on the plane ride after he "overdosed" on gummies. He allegedly had a seizure when he woke up. Neither the Heat nor Waiters has confirmed the details.
SLATER SCOOP: A Miami Heat player had a medical emergency on their flight from Phoenix to Los Angeles on Thursday night, according to sources.— Andy Slater (@AndySlater) November 8, 2019
A Heat spokesman told me the team cannot comment due to medical confidentially laws.
UPDATE: Dion Waiters is the Heat player who had medical emergency on team plane, I’ve confirmed.— Andy Slater (@AndySlater) November 9, 2019
Waiters overdosed on “gummies,” sources say, and was passed out when plane landed.
He had a seizure when he was finally woken up, I’m told.
Waiters was listed out tonight (illness)
Waiters didn't have a clean to start to the season. The guard was suspended from Miami's season opener for "conduct detrimental to the team." Riley vaguely cited a number of incidents during that week and an argument with coach Erik Spoelstra during a preseason game as reasons for the suspension. After the punishment was announced, Waiters insulted Spoelstra on Instagram ("I would win [too] if I had Bron & Wade plus Bosh"). Insiders believed the quarrel was over his minutes.