46ºF

Dolphins, coach part ways after video surfaces on social media

(Photo: Ollie Connolly/Twitter)
(Photo: Ollie Connolly/Twitter)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A member of the Miami Dolphins coaching staff resigned Monday hours after the leak of a video that appeared to show him snorting a white powdery substance.

The Dolphins confirmed the departure of offensive line coach Chris Foerster with a pair of statements posted on the team's website shortly after 10 a.m.

"I am resigning from my position with the Miami Dolphins and accept full responsibility for my actions," Foerster stated. "I want to apologize to the organizations and my sole focus is on getting the help that I need with the support of my family and medical professionals."

The video shows a man, identified by the Miami Herald as Foerster, using a rolled up $20 bill to snort lines of the powdery substance. It's not clear if the substance is cocaine or where the video was recorded.

This is the video supposedly of Dolphins offensive line coach Chris Foerster snorting coke before a meeting pic.twitter.com/L7ZsdZMH7U

— Ollie Connolly (@OllieConnolly) October 9, 2017

The team, which noted it learned of the video Sunday night, said in a statement that it has zero "tolerance for this behavior."

"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," the team added.