The Miami Heat announced on Sunday (10/11) they have suspended guard Dion Waiters for 10 games without pay.
According to Brian Windhorst and Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Waiters experienced a “panic attack” on the team’s charter flight Thursday night after consuming a THC-infused edible and received medical treatment.
Per the official website of the Miami Heat: “We are very disappointed in Dion’s actions this season that include the very scary situation on Thursday night, and grateful that the outcome wasn’t worse.
There have been a number of instances this season in which Dion has engaged in conduct detrimental to the team.
Accordingly, he will be suspended without pay for 10 games, including the Lakers game last Friday, and will be eligible to return after the Golden State Warriors game on November 29th.
We are proud of how our players have started the season. We expect all of our players, including Dion, to conduct themselves in accordance with the highest standards, and to show professionalism and respect for their teammates, the team, the fans and the NBA community.”