NFL Coach Snorts Powder in Video, Loses $3M Job

Chris Foerster of Miami Dolphins resigns, says he'll get help
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 9, 2017 10:50 AM CDT

A video meant for one person's eyes has just cost one of the highest-paid assistant coaches in the NFL his job, reports ESPN. Chris Foerster, the offensive line coach for the Miami Dolphins, resigned Monday morning after video emerged of him snorting a white powder before a team meeting. "Hey babe, miss you, thinking about you," the 55-year-old says in the video, per the Palm Beach Post. "How about me going to a meeting and doing this before I go?" he says, and then starts to snort the powder. It's not clear how the video came to be made public, but the consequences were immediate.

"We were made aware of the video late last night and have no tolerance for this behavior," says a team statement. "After speaking with Chris this morning, he accepted full responsibility and we accepted his resignation effective immediately." Foerster, who made between $2.5 million and $3 million a year, echoed that in a statement of his own: "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." In the clip, Foerster fondly recalls to the person he's addressing "how high we get together." (More Miami Dolphins stories.)

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