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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Dion Waiters apologizes for team plane incident after returning from suspension

Dion Waiters

Dion Waiters is speaking for the first time since an edible incident on a plane landed him a 10-game suspension.

Waiters apologized publicly after his suspension ended Saturday, taking responsibility for the incident that led to the guard having a medical episode on the team plane prior to a Nov. 8 game.

The 27-year-old is back in practice, but the Heat have not given any indication when he will return to game action. The details of what happened were pretty embarrassing, and the punishment was duly severe. Just because he’s eligible to play again doesn’t mean the organization is completely over what happened. That’s doubly true when he was also suspended before the season for social media posts criticizing his role on the team.

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