With three months of hindsight and over 60 days of inpatient rehab under his belt, Chris Foerster now says the release of the scandalous video that led to his resignation as Dolphins offensive line coach was for the best.
Foerster on Wednesday made his first public comments since the now-infamous clip of him snorting cocaine at his desk surfaced on Oct. 8, opening up to NFL.com about his history of substance abuse and the progress he has made in rehab.
“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–t 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.”
The video was leaked by Nevada dancer Kijuana Nige, whom Foerster said he met in September through a backpage ad while bored in California after the Dolphins had been displaced by Hurricane Irma. Nige said Foerster sent it to her “professing his love,” and that she released it in order to bring attention to racial inequality in America.
Chris Foerster resigned a day after a now-infamous video of him snorting cocaine at his desk surfaced on the internet.
Foerster said they partied for two days in California and that he used cocaine for eight or nine straight days leading up to the making of the video, which he said he barely remembers.
He checked himself into a West Palm Beach rehab facility on Oct. 9, the same day he resigned from the Dolphins, who funded his treatment. Foerster said he also entered rehab with a roughly 30-year history of alcohol abuse that “nobody really knew” about.
Since his discharge on Dec. 8, Foerster has been in a sober living facility in South Florida, where he continues his outpatient treatment program with regular drug and breathalyzer tests. Though he remains unemployed and in conflict with his three adult children, Foerster said he’s glad to be on the right path.
“I’ve never felt better,” he said. “I’ve never been happier. I’ve never been more clear. I’ve never been more open to whatever the possibilities are as I am right now today.”
Kijuana Nige, a model who released a video of Miami Dolphins offensive line coach, Chris Foerster, snorting a white powder.
(Kijuana Nige via Facebook)
Foerster said he hopes one of those possibilities includes a return as a coach at whatever level, but added that’s not what’s driving him.
“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,” he said. “I knew this s–t was out of control. It’s been the most humbling experience. But it’s what I needed.”
Source: Ny Daily News