Ex-Dolphins offensive line coach Chris Foerster has picked the perfect time to start his redemption media tour around NFL media outlets and started with the perfect place to get a story out without too much damage. The tour to show that Chris is trying to get his life back on track after the video of him snorting coke was leaked by Backpage escort Kijuana Nige in Octoer began last night at NFL.com.
How down & out is Foerster. He’s “unemployed, alone, living on a diet of salami and canned tuna.” according to the story. Folks, coke & cruising Backpage will ruin you. Let Chris explain it all to you.
He met the woman who eventually leaked the infamous video, Kijuana Nige, through a backpage ad while bored in California this past September with the Dolphins, who’d been displaced by Hurricane Irma. They partied together for two days, he says. By the time Foerster made the video in late September, he says he had used cocaine for eight or nine consecutive days and realized upon boarding the team plane to London, where the Dolphins played the Saints on Oct. 1, that he’d done too much.
Foerster says the video preceded a trip to the airport — not a team meeting, as he said on the tape, which he barely remembers making. “I was so messed up at the time,” he says now. Even though he’d sometimes come straight into the office at 4 a.m. from the night out, “I never ran a meeting (high), never at my job, I was never under the influence.” In Foerster’s drug-twisted logic that day, he wanted to get rid of his stash, stay awake on the plane to get work done and sleep after practice the next day.
Now he wants another job. Hey, those rehab bills aren’t going to magically get paid.
“Why do I want to coach again? Because I love coaching and helping players. Is that going to be on the high school level? The college level? Is it never going to be again? Then maybe it’s never again. I had 25 years in the league and 10 in college. I’ve been blessed. 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. I knew this s— was out of control. It’s been the most humbling experience. But it’s what I needed.”
Here’s my suggestion: Go to Minneapolis for Super Bowl week. Cash in some 401k. Tell one show producer that you’re in town on Tuesday. You’ll be booked on 40 shows and by the end of it all you’ll be a redemption story. The media will eat it up and you’ll have a job by the Draft.
Trust me, I’ve seen how Radio Row works. That’s exactly how I would draw it up for Chris.