A startling video of Miami Dolphins coach Chris Foerster surfaced on social media over the weekend. The video showed the longtime NFL coach inhaling a white substance through a rolled up $20 bill. Following the leak of the video, Foerster resigned from his job on Monday. The original video has been deleted from social media, as the recording contains potentially graphic content. However, the video has been reposted again and again on social media. Below is one such version, which includes graphic content and NSFW language.
Reportedly, the original video came from Kijuana Nige, a model from Las Vegas who claimed the 56-year-old former offensive line coach sent the video to her to express his love. In the video, Foerster does indeed say warm words to the recipient of the recording. Foerster says he misses the person and then indicates that he might be breathing in the white powdery substance in advance of a professional meeting, as you can see in this photo:
Before inhaling the white powdery substance, Chris Foerster asks the recipient of the video,
How about me going into a meeting and doing this before I go?
The day after the video surfaced, Chris Foerster issued a public apology and resigned from his job with the Miami Dolphins. In the statement, Foerster explained,
I am resigning from my position with the Miami Dolphins and accept full responsibility for my actions. 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 Miami Dolphins told news outlets it had become aware of the situation after the video appeared online. The professional football team also announced it had opened an investigation. Adam Gase, the head coach of the Miami Dolphins, told ESPN he is "processing" the situation. He said the incident was unexpected, but he and the team would move forward. Gase explained it was a tough situation because he had grown close to Foerster. Gase even credited Foerster as a good coach who put in long hours and "worked as hard as he could" for the team.
The NFL has yet to make a full statement on the matter. In fact, the details of the video are uncertain, and it is unclear what will happen next for the Miami Dolphins coaching staff. Rumor has it former NFL guard Chris Kuper might take over, as he currently is the Miami Dolphins' assistant offensive line coach.
Chris Foerster was in his twenty-fifth year with the NFL. Since 1992, Foerster had worked with eight NFL teams. He reportedly was one of the highest-earning coaches in the league and had an estimated annual salary of more than $2.5 million. Now Foerster's new video scandal adds to other recent issues for the Miami Dolphins. Back in 2014, former offensive line coach Jim Turner lost his job with the team in the wake of an investigation into bullying in the locker room. We'll keep you updated if any more news related to the story breaks.