Former Miami Dolphins offensive line coach Chris Foerster had the darkest, most embarrassing aspects of his life exposed—a cocaine habit that bled into his workplace and an extramarital relationship with a Las Vegas model and dancer he’d met in a backpage ad—and he’s glad it happened.
The now-infamous video of Foerster blowing lines in his office and wishing he were tasting it off Kijuana Nige’s lady parts got him fired. Now he’s in rehab for addiction to alcohol and cocaine.
“The No. 1 consequence for me is I have a chance to fix my life,” Foerster said in an interview with NFL.com. “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.
“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.”
According to the deposed coach, the video was the culmination of a cocaine bender that had lasted eight or nine days.
“I was to the point where I was just praying to God, I want this stuff out,” Foerster said. “Not like exposed, but I want this out of my life. I can’t do this anymore. All this s— I had going on outside of work, I don’t want to do this anymore. I don’t want to drink anymore. I don’t want to use anymore. And sure enough, two weeks later, the video came out. So you can say it’s divine intervention. It wasn’t the way I saw everything leaving my life like that. But I knew it was coming. At 55 years old, man, I just couldn’t do this anymore.”
Foerster said the video was filmed not before a team meeting, which he’d indicated in the footage, but before the team’s flight to London for a matchup with the New Orleans Saints (the Fins could have used some of Foerster’s vigor—they got shut out, 20-0).
Props to whoever had to sit next to the coked-out coach for nine hours and, apparently, didn’t punch him out.