One of the more bizarre incidents of the 2017 NFL season came when Miami Dolphins run game coordinator and offensive line coach Chris Foerster resigned after video of him doing cocaine surfaced. For the first time since the incident, Foerster has spoken out about what happened and where he was at the time.
“I was to the point where I was just praying to God, I want this stuff out,” Foerster said, per Tom Pelissero of NFL.com. “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 is now living in a sober living environment in Florida. Despite the numerous tests and the lifestyle far removed from what he enjoyed with the NFL, the former coach is happy with where he is.
“I’ve never felt better,” he said via Pelissero. “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.”
Getting back into coaching — which Foerster wants to do — will certainly be a challenge. Foerster will have to go a long way to prove that his old life is behind him.
Fortunately for him, things seem to be headed in the right direction. If he really sees getting caught as a good thing and is truly happy to have that life in his rear-view mirror, it’s at least possible that some team will give him another chance.