Miami Dolphins

Foerster resigns as Dolphins O-line coach

Chris Foerster has resigned from his post as the Miami Dolphins offensive line coach.

The resignation comes less than 24 hours after a video of Foerster apparently snorting a white powdery before substance before attending a team meeting surfaced on the internet.

Warning: This is NSFW video that includes graphic language and is not for kids:


“I am resigning from my position with the Miami Dolphins and accept full responsibility for my actions,’’ Foerster said in a statement released by the team. “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 released a statement as well on the resignation. It read:

“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.”

The Dolphins did not immediately name a replacement for Foerster, who also served as the team’s run-game coordinator, but one possibility is assistant line coach Chris Kuper.

Kuper played for the Broncos for seven years, starting 79 of the 90 games he played in as an offensive lineman, including during the years when Dolphins coach Adam Gase was Denver’s offensive coordinator.

Foerster, 56, was in in 24th season in the NFL and his second with the Dolphins in this his second stint with the team. He was also the Dolphins offensive coordinator in 2004.

He coached the game Sunday in Miami, as the Dolphins won 16-10 over the Titans.

The original posting of the video was on Facebook by a Las Vegas woman/exotic dancer named Kijuana Nige on Sunday evening. She alleges that Foerster sent her the video and is talking to her.

In the video, Foerster opens up by speaking the camera, saying “Hey babe, miss you, thinking about you. How about me going to a meeting and this before I go?’’

He then leans his head toward the desk he is sitting at and appears to snort the powdery substance into his nose through what appears to be a rolled up $20 bill.

Foerster has worked for six NFL teams overall, including the Vikings, Colts, Ravens, 49ers, and Bucs, for whom he served then head coach Tony Dungy as offensive line coach from 1996-2001.

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