DAVIE, Fla. — Miami Dolphins offensive line coach Chris Foerster has quit his position after a video was released on social media showing him snorting a white powdery substance.
“I am resigning from my position with the Miami Dolphins and accept full responsibility for my actions,” Foerster said in a statement released Monday.
“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.”
Foerster played at Colorado State from 1979 to 1982 before becoming a graduate assistant coach. He was the Rams’ offensive line coach from 1983 to 1987.
According to the New York Daily News, the video was posted to Facebook by Kijuana Nige, but has since been deleted, though it is still circulating on social media.
The post that accompanied the video — which also has been deleted — said Foerster sent the video to her “professing his love,” the Daily News said.
“The white people mad at me like I forced blow down this mans nose and like I recorded it on tha low,” Nige said, per the report. “No those are his habits and he recorded himself and sent it to me professing his love. So quick to make excuses for him but will roast a minority player over an (anthem), dog fights, weed, domestic issues etc. But y’all keep saying ALL LIVES MATTER (expletive)!!”
Dolphins coach Adam Gase told reporters Monday that he found out about the video at 10:45 p.m. Sunday.
“I don’t think I can say what my reaction was,” the coach said.
Gase said he then called Foerster and had a brief conversation with him, during which Foerster apologized. Gase also said he doesn’t know the details about when the video was recorded.
Foerster is “disappointed. He’s upset. He’s mad at himself,” Gase said.
Earlier Monday, the Dolphins released a statement after Foerster’s resignation.
“We were made aware of the video late last night and have no tolerance for this behavior,” the team said.
“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.”
According to the Dolphins’ media guide, Foerster was in the second season of his second stint with the team.
He was promoted Feb. 10 to be the run game coordinator and offensive line coach after he was originally named offensive line coach in January 2016.
This was Foerster’s 25th season working in the NFL. He was the Dolphins’ offensive coordinator in 2004.