Dion Waiters reportedly overdosed on ‘gummies,’ had seizure on team plane
Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters was scratched from a Friday night game against the Los Angeles Lakers due to what was initially called an “illness.” However, in the subsequent hours after his game designation, a much clearer picture of the situation came into play.
Waiters was said to have suffered a “medical emergency” on the team’s flight from Phoenix to Los Angeles. While a Heat spokesman refused to offer any specific details on the situation, Andy Slater of FOX Sports 640 was able to unearth some additional information.
Slater reports that Waiters had overdosed on “gummies” and was passed out upon arrival to Los Angeles. When he was awoken, the guard suffered a seizure.
UPDATE: Dion Waiters is the Heat player who had medical emergency on team plane, I’ve confirmed.
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)
— Andy Slater (@AndySlater) November 9, 2019
ESPN later reported that Waiters took a THC edible for a stomachache and had a panic attack.
Waiters, who is in the third year of a four-year, $52 million contract, has now missed the first nine games this season after having previously been suspended for conduct detrimental to the team.
The concern obviously rests with Waiters’ health, but the Heat certainly can’t be too happy with these developments, especially considering there have apparently been several other incidents this year that led up to his earlier suspension.