Heat on lockdown regarding Dion Waiters' health situation

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One Friday night report from Fox Sports 640's Andy Slater suggested that Waiters had suffered a seizure after consuming gummies on the airplane, although Slater himself has since also tweeted an image of an Instagram post from Waiters' mother denying that interpretation. They have suspended Waiters during the first games of the season due to his comments on social media regarding his diminishing role with the Heat.

Dion Waiters ingested an THC-infused edible, which led to a panic attack on Miami Heat flight to Los Angeles,  according to Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst of ESPN.

Unlike Waiters' absence from the Heat's Thursday victory over the Phoenix Suns, when he was listed by the team as being out due to a stomachache, the Heat reported Waiters as being out for Friday night's loss to the Los Angeles Lakers only due to "illness", without specifying the illness. He allegedly had a seizure when he woke up.

While teams have latitude to discuss player injuries, they are not allowed to discuss personal matters in other matters, including substance-policy situations.

Neither Waiters nor the team had confirmed the report as of late Friday.

Team reps did not respond to requests for comment from The Post.

As in our original story, the Miami Heat have yet to comment. Waiters did not play against the Suns, with the team saying he had a stomach ache.

Dion Waiters has not played for the Heat this season, and that streak continued Friday under weird circumstances.

What Waiters took was an edible containing THC.

Waiters faces missing out on a $1.2 million contract bonus if he misses four more games this season.

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