It was one of the most shocking moments of the 2017 NFL season, when a video surfaced showing Miami Dolphins offensive line coach Chris Foerster snorting cocaine and saying explicit things to a woman that wasn’t his wife.
The ex-Dolphins OL coach has been through a lot since the back-page escort leaked the video but has decided to finally speak out about the incident and his drug abuse in an interview with NFL.com:
“He met the woman who eventually leaked the infamous video, Kijuana Nige, through a backpage ad while bored in California this past September with the Dolphins, who’d been displaced by Hurricane Irma. They partied together for two days, he says. By the time Foerster made the video in late September, he says he had used cocaine for eight or nine consecutive days and realized upon boarding the team plane to London, where the Dolphins played the Saints on Oct. 1, that he’d done too much.
Foerster says the video preceded a trip to the airport — not a team meeting, as he said on the tape, which he barely remembers making. “I was so messed up at the time,” he says now. Even though he’d sometimes come straight into the office at 4 a.m. from the night out, “I never ran a meeting (high), never at my job, I was never under the influence.” In Foerster’s drug-twisted logic that day, he wanted to get rid of his stash, stay awake on the plane to get work done and sleep after practice the next day.
Foerster says that was the last time he used cocaine, though that doesn’t mean he’d kicked the habit. It was just two weeks later the video came out, and Nige began a mini-media tour in which she said, among other things, that releasing it was a statement against white privilege. (Foerster doesn’t dispute Nige’s version of events, though he says because of his drug use, he doesn’t clearly recall all of their conversations.)”
Here’s the infamous video that was leaked by the Miami escort:
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Foerster checked himself into rehab facility after he resigned from his position on the Dolphins coaching staff. In the interview, he revealed that he spent his 56th Birthday in the rehab facility and admitted that he was first introduced to cocaine in 2015 as a member of the San Francisco 49ers staff, when drinking beer stopped doing it for him:
I was exposed for the fraud that I am by this woman,” Foerster said. “And I’ve exposed myself. I didn’t want to live that life anymore.”
“The No. 1 consequence for me is I have a chance to fix my life,” he said. “I have a chance to get well, I have a chance to get right, I have a chance to get better, I have a chance to try to repair relationships that may be destroyed and ruined for the rest of my life. But I have a chance to get it right, man. And I’m sincere in that.
Despite what happened, Forester says he still wants to continue his coaching career:
“Why do I want to coach again? Because I love coaching and helping players. Is that going to be on the high school level? The college level? Is it never going to be again? Then maybe it’s never again. I had 25 years in the league and 10 in college. I’ve been blessed. I made a terrible mistake and I’m responsible for it, and I didn’t go to treatment because I wanted to get my job back. I knew this s— was out of control. It’s been the most humbling experience. But it’s what I needed.”