Last night a video surfaced of Miami Dolphins offensive line coach Chris Foerster snorting an unidentified white powder using a dollar bill. Today, Foerster announced his resignation from the Dolphins as a result of the video.
The video became public after a woman posted it on her Facebook account last night. The post has since been deleted, but the video has spread throughout social media. The video lasts for nearly a minute, as Foerster speaks to the woman and does drugs. He then says he's about to go into a meeting, implying he recorded the video while at a Miami Dolphins facility.
The incident once again shines a light on the NFL's problematic relationship with drugs. Football players are about four times more likely to become addicted to drugs, primarily prescription painkillers, than the average person. Several players claim that they developed drug addictions while playing in the NFL, and that those problems became worse after their playing careers are over. However, the NFL is more than happy to overlook players popping painkillers to get through games. Meanwhile, they continue to ban players from using marijuana, a far safer alternative to the opioids currently given to players.
Foerster did not play in the NFL, so it's possible his drug addiction has nothing to do with football. But it still serves as an example of how the NFL's anti-drug culture is nothing more than a joke.