Chris Foerster resigns after video shows Fins assistant coach using drugs
Foerster says he plans to focus on getting treatment
DAVIE, Fla. – Miami Dolphins offensive line coach Chris Foerster resigned from his position with the team Monday after video surfaced on the Internet that shows the assistant coach using drugs.
The video spread on social media late Sunday night.
In the video, a man who a Facebook user claimed is Foerster, is seen snorting a white powder substance.
"I am resigning from my position with the Miami Dolphins and accept full responsibility for my actions," Foerster said in a statement. "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 also released a statement Monday morning, saying that the organization will help Foerster receive the proper treatment that he needs.
"We were made aware of the video late last night and have no tolerance for this behavior," the statement said. "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."
Dolphins head coach Adam Gase spoke at a news conference Monday morning and said that Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has been briefed about the incident.
Gase said Foerster apologized to him about the situation.
"It's not a good situation," Gase said. "Things happen that you don't anticipate. It's not fun, especially when you're close with somebody."
Gase said Foerster is "disappointed" in himself.
"He's upset, he's mad at himself -- it's unfortunate," Gase said.
Gase said he hadn't yet spoken with the team, and wouldn't disclose whether he met in person with Foerster when he received his resignation.
"I'll keep the details of what happened in house," he said.
Foerster is a longtime NFL assistant coach who joined the Dolphins after Gase was hired in 2016. He previously served as Miami's offensive coordinator in 2004.
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