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

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

The suspension began with Friday night's loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, when Waiters was not with the team for the game at Staples Center. According to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Waiters took ill on the plane and was met on the tarmac by emergency responders.

Slater later reported that Waiters overdosed on "gummies", passed out, and had a seizure when he woke up.

Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters has had about as bad a start to a new season as one can imagine.

League rules prohibit the use of THC, with players who violate the NBA's marijuana policy forced to enter the league's marijuana program.

Dion Waiters' mother posted on Instagram Saturday morning to dismiss a report about her son's health. "He's good. We appreciate it". He signed a $52M contract extension in 2017.

Waiters is in the third year of a four-year, $52 million deal with the Heat.

According to Bobby Marks of ESPN, the 10-game suspension will cost Waiters $834,483. Bonuses are not calculated until after the season even if the requirements are not met during the season.

"Based on the Heat's approach to this point, as well as ongoing differences with Waiters regarding the guard's conditioning, it appears the incident on the team flight was a breaking point", Winderman wrote.
He has been on the active list for only two of the Heat's nine games thus far but has yet to dress and sit on the bench for a game.

Anthony Chiang covers the Miami Heat for the Miami Herald.

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