On Monday, Miami Dolphins offensive line coach Chris Foerster resigned after a video of him snorting a white powder surfaced on social media.
In a statement issued through the team, Foerster said he would seek professional help.
“I am resigning from my position with the Miami Dolphins and accept full responsibility for my actions,” Foerster said. “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 issued a statement after Foerster’s resignation.
“We were made aware of the video late last night and have no tolerance for this behavior,” the team 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.”
Head coach Adam Gase said he was made aware of the video on Sunday night, and was called by general manager Chris Grier to discuss their next move.
Gase said he was surprised and disappointed to learn about the video. He added that he had a brief conversation with Foerster on Sunday night and Foerster apologized for his actions before tendering his resignation on Monday.
Gase also said the team wasn’t sure how recent the video was or where it was taken but they plan on continuing their investigation.
“It’s not a good situation,” Gase said. “It’s not something you expect. But things happen sometimes that you don’t anticipate and you have to deal with it. It’s not fun, especially when you’re close to somebody. But you gotta take the next step and move on because we’re going to play on Sunday.”
Foerster could be seen in the video using a $20 bill to snort the white substance off the table while speaking into the camera saying, “Hey, I miss you. … Thinking about you. … How about me going to a meeting and doing this before I go.”