The Miami Dolphins are facing a potential controversy this week, thanks to a video posted Sunday that purports to show Dolphins’ offensive line coach Chris Foerster snorting cocaine and making sexually-provocative comments. The video was posted by Kijuana Nige with the caption “I really don’t do this often but… since it’s NFL Sunday let’s talk about these coaches folks ? Introducing Christopher Foerster Miami Dolphin offensive line coach ????? Hey honey are you still high ?♀️.” Here’s the video:
Here’s a transcription from CBS’ Sean Wagner-McGough:
— Sean Wagner-McGough (@seanjwagner) October 9, 2017
As per Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald, the Dolphins have confirmed that this is Foerster, and have said they’ll be launching an internal investigation:
The team is not commenting but league sources say there will be an investigation about the video and Foerster’s fate with the Dolphins will be decided as early as Monday.
“We were just made aware of the video and will have no comment at this time,” a team spokesman said Sunday night.
The video clearly shows Foerster’s face. A club source confirmed that is Foerster on the video.
It is unclear how old the video is, where it originates from, and how an outside party got hold of it. It is entirely possible the video is of Foerster but not while he was with the Dolphins. That, by the way, might not matter as Foerster’s job is now clearly on the line.
A source familiar with the layout of offices within the Dolphins facility told The Miami Herald late Sunday that is a Dolphins office and those are the type of desks in those offices.
So that doesn’t seem great for Foerster’s long-term employment prospects. Doing drugs is one thing, but doing so on video in a team office before a meeting? That seems bad.
Foerster has been coaching in the NCAA and NFL since 1982. His NFL jobs include stints with the Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Indianapolis Colts, Dolphins (in 2004), Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins, 49ers again, and Dolphins again (since 2016). And as ESPN’s Pablo Torre pointed out on Twitter, it’s interesting that Foerster is now coaching tackle Laremy Tunsil, who fell to the Dolphins at 13 in the 2016 draft after video of him smoking marijuana out of a gas mask bong surfaced.
Laremy Tunsil: I publicly apologize for getting stoned in college
Laremy Tunsil’s Coach: pic.twitter.com/PDnY1PN13Q
— Pablo S. Torre (@PabloTorre) October 9, 2017
So, yeah, this probably doesn’t bode well for Foerster.