DAVIE – Late Sunday night, a video of Dolphins offensive line coach Chris Foerster snorting white powder was leaked by Las Vegas model Kijuana Nige.
Foester has since resigned from his position as the Dolphins O-line coach, and said in a statement, he will seek professional help with the aid of the Miami Dolphins.
“I’m resigning form my position with the Miami Dolphins and accept full responsibility for my actions,” Forester said. “I want to apologize to the organization and my sole focus is on getting the help that I need with the support of my family and medical professionals.”
The Dolphins, who have had Foerster in-house as a offensive coordinator in 2004 and now an offensive line coach, also released a statement following Foerster’s resignation.
“We were made aware of the video late last night and have no tolerance for this behavior. After speaking with Chris this morning, he accepted full responsibility and we accepted his resignation effective immediately. Although Chris is no longer with the organization, we will work with him to get the help he needs during this time.”
In the video, Foerster, 56 is seen using a $20 bill to snort the white substance off of the table. It is unclear when the video took place, or if he was even a member of the Dolphins coaching staff when the video was made.
Nige’s motive for exposing Forester came into focus when she expressed her dissatisfaction with the NFL’s treatment of minority players on social media:
Dolphins head coach Adam Gase said he was made aware of Foerster’s video at 10:45 p.m. on Sunday night by general manager Chris Grier. When Gase received the details he was stunned to the point, he could hardly recount his reaction when speaking to the media on Monday.
“I don’t think I can say what my reaction was,” Gase said. “It’s not a good situation. It’s not something you expect. But things happen sometimes that you don’t anticipate and you have to deal with it. It’s not fun, especially when you’re close to somebody. But you gotta take the next step and move on because we’re going to play on Sunday.”
The Dolphins have no immediate plans for replacing Foerster, but Gase realizes that the team must quickly rebound from their latest distraction in order to give have a chance to win against the Atlanta Falcons next Sunday in Atlanta.
“Anytime you lose a really good coach, it’s not ideal,” Gase said. “But it’s the reality. We’ll figure out a way; we’ll show up next week and do our thing.”