DAVIE—When former Dolphins offensive line coach Chris Foerster’s career fell apart in scandal, the team said it wasn’t turning its back on him. That seems to be true as offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen said today he has remained in contact with Foerster and believes he’s getting the help he needs.
“He’s a good friend, and I think things are going well for him,” Christensen said, appearing to get slightly choked up when discussing Foerster. “That probably would be all I want to say, that he’s doing well. He’s working hard. He’s a good man and he’ll work on his life, just like the rest of us.”
Foerster, 56, was forced to resign in October when a Las Vegas woman released a video of him snorting a white, powdery substance in a room that appeared to be at the Dolphins’ practice facility. ESPN reported that he checked into a rehabilitation facility shortly after being dismissed.
Foerster was in his second season as the Dolphins’ o-line coach and had been the offensive coordinator in 2004. He’d been in the NFL since 1993, working for six teams and overlapping with Christensen in Indianapolis, Tampa Bay and Miami.
“I’ve had a great love for him and his family for 25 years—for a long, long time,” Christensen said at the time. “That hasn’t changed. Now it’s just a friend who is dealing with some struggles and will stay a friend, and we’ll pray and keep pulling. There’s no other option but to overcome this thing for him. There’s no other good option. You don’t let that win. That’s the way it is.
“I would say this: (Stephen) Ross, (Mike) Tannenbaum, Adam (Gase), just how this organization handles stuff like that—They do the best they can to take care of their people. I’m amazed at that.”
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