Former Buccaneers and current Dolphins offensive line coach Chris Foerster is under investigation after an internet video surfaced that appears to show him snorting a white powdery substance while employed within the league.
The Miami Herald reported late Sunday that the Dolphins have been made aware of the finding and that Foerster’s fate as a result of the matter could be determined as early as today.
A Dolphins source confirmed to the Herald that Foerster is in the video, but a team spokesman issued a quick statement saying, “we were just made aware of the video and will have no comment at this time.”
Foerster, 56, is in in 24th season in the NFL, and 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 Facebook video, which lasts about a minute, was posted according to Deadspin.com by a Las Vegas woman named Kijuana Nige.
In it, Foerster opens up by speaking to the camera, saying “Hey babe, miss you, thinking about you. How about me going to a meeting and doing 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.
That video was taken down in the middle of the night, but not before multiple outlets “screengrabbed” and saved it, including the one below.
Warning: The video is NSFW, contains graphic language and is not for kids:
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
Salguero’s story in the Herald has a source that confirms the video shows not only the layout of Dolphin’s assistant coach’s offices, but that those are the desks in those offices.
Foerster previously, 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.
We expect the Dolphins to react at some point soon this morning and will likely place Foerster on some kind of leave or suspension, while they further investigate.
Then again, the organization could already have been investigating since last night, and may take more drastic action quickly. We’ll see.
As of 7:30 a.m. Monday, Foerster’s likeness and bio were still on the Dolphins website.
He would also be subject to NFL discipline under the league’s agreement involving personal conduct policies with their coaches.