Miami Dolphins offensive line coach Chris Foerster has resigned from his position with the franchise after a video surfaced on social media showing him snorting a white substance.
The longtime NFL employee and Dolphins second-year offensive line coach released the following statement Monday:
“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.”
It’s unknown when the video was made, but it seems as though Foerster was working for an NFL team at the time, as he references going to a meeting multiple times.
This is the video supposedly of Dolphins offensive line coach Chris Foerster snorting coke before a meeting pic.twitter.com/L7ZsdZMH7U
— Ollie Connolly (@OllieConnolly) October 9, 2017
“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.”
Foerster, 55, became an NFL assistant coach in 1993 with the Minnesota Vikings and has worked with seven different franchises, including two stints with the Dolphins and San Francisco 49ers.
“It’s not a good situation,” Dolphins head coach Adam Gase said, via ESPN. “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.”