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Published: Monday, October 09, 2017 @ 11:02 AM
MIAMI — Chris Foerster resigned as Miami Dolphins offensive line coach, one day after a video was released that appeared to show him snorting a white powdered substance.
The Dolphins became aware of the video Sunday night and began to work to confirm its authenticity and when it was recorded.
It’s an embarrassing moment for Foerster and the Dolphins, which brings unwanted national attention in some ways reminiscent of the way the the Richie Incognito bullying scandal did in 2013.
“I am resigning from my position with the Miami Dolphins and accept full responsibility for my actions,” Foerster said in a statement released Monday. “I want to apologize to the organization and my sole focus is on getting the help that I need with the support of my family and medical professionals.”
Foerster was Miami’s offensive line coach under coach Adam Gase for two seasons, returning to a franchise he worked for in 2004. That season, Foerster held the role of offensive coordinator under Dave Wannstedt after Joel Collier resigned for health reasons.
In the video, which lasts just under a minute, Foerster addresses a camera and speaks of missing the person watching, and states that he is snorting the substance before heading to a meeting.
Foerster can be seen snorting three lines of a substance with a $20 bill.
In a statement, the Dolphins said, “We were made aware of the video late last night and have no 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.”
Here are a few excerpts from the video:
“Hey baby, miss you, thinking about you. How about me going into a meeting and doing this before I go?
“There’s those big grains falling, but I miss you, I miss you a lot.
“What do you think, I’m crazy? I don’t know babe, it’s going to be a while before we can do this again, cause I know you’re going to keep that baby. But I think about you when I do it. I think about how much I miss you. How high we get together. How much fun we have when we get together. It was so much fun. Last little bit before I go to my meeting.”
The Palm Beach Post was alerted to the presence of the video posted on a Facebook page by a Twitter notification from a person alleging to be Kijuana Nige.
Foerster began his coaching career at Colorado State in 1982 before moving on to Stanford and Minnesota.
In 1993, Foerster began his NFL coaching career with the Vikings, moving on to Tampa, Indianapolis, Miami, Baltimore, San Francisco, Washington, San Francisco (again) and Miami (again), under coach Adam Gase.
After a 1-4 start last season, Miami’s had a better season thusfar in large part due to improvement by the offensive line. Less than two weeks ago, Gase credited Foerster for the work he does getting multiple players ready to play multiple positions.
During the final 11 games of the 2016 regular season, Miami ranked third in the NFL, with 132.9 rushing yards per game, and tied for third with 13 sacks allowed.
Foerster has mentored six players that were selected to 15 Pro Bowls – center Jeff Christy (2000), center Tony Mayberry (1996-99), guard
Randall McDaniel (1993, 1995, 2000), tackle Jonathan Ogden (2005-07), tackle Joe Staley (2015) and tackle Trent Williams (2012-14).
With Miami, Foerster has worked with offensive linemen such as Branden Albert, Laremy Tunsil, Mike Pouncey and Ja’Wuan James, all former first-round draft choices.
Published: Thursday, December 07, 2017 @ 9:48 AM
— Former Seattle Seahawks quarterback Warren Moon requested a leave of absence from his job as the team’s radio color commentator after he was accused Monday of sexual harassment in a lawsuit, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Sports Illustrated reported the Seahawks accepted his leave of absence.
The leave was requested after a lawsuit was filed in California by his former executive assistant, Wendy Haskell, accusing him of multiple instances of sexual harassment. Among other allegations, Haskell claimed Moon slipped a drug into her drink and pulled off her bathing suit top during a trip to Mexico, according to The Washington Post’s Craig Whitlock.
Haskell said she was demoted after complaining about Moon’s actions, according to USA Today.
Haskell was hired in July by Sports 1 Marketing, a company Moon co-founded, to be Moon’s executive assistant, according to the Post. The job reportedly required her to travel with Moon for speaking engagements, charity events and personal appearances.
It’s not the first time Moon has been accused of misconduct toward women. In 1996, he was acquitted on charges that he abused his now ex-wife Felicia, according to The New York Times.
In 1995, he settled a sexual harassment lawsuit out of court with a then-Minnesota Vikings cheerleader, the Times reported.
Moon has been the Seahawks’ radio color commentator for 13 seasons. He played for the Seahawks toward the end of his career in 1997 and 1998. The Seahawks finished with a 8-8 record both seasons, and Moon made his ninth and final Pro Bowl during the 1997 season.
He signed with the Seahawks after three seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. After a career that began with six seasons in the Canadian Football League, and finished with 17 seasons in the NFL, Moon was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006. He played collegiately in Seattle at the University of Washington.
Published: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 @ 10:43 AM
ATLANTA — The Falcons nest is about to get bigger.
Sarah Ryan, wife of Atlanta Falcons’ quarterback Matt Ryan, announced on Instagram Tuesday that the couple is expecting their first child – make that children.
The couple is expecting twins, according to the post.
Sarah Ryan posted a picture of the couple with a No. 2 balloon to announce the arrivals.
“It’s been a long road, but Matt and I couldn’t be happier to announce that we are expecting twins! We are anxiously awaiting their arrival in April. There’s just something about the number 2 in our house, I guess,” she posted.
Matt Ryan, 32, also made the announcement on social media later in the day with the same photo. On Wednesday, the Falcons congratulated the couple on the news
The footballer wears No. 2 for the Falcons. He was the team’s first-round draft pick, No. 3 overall, in 2008 and has been the starter since his arrival. He won the NFL MVP award last season in leading the Falcons to the Super Bowl.
Published: Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 12:50 PM
— Former New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terry Glenn has passed away at age 43, according to reports.
Sports Illustrated reported Monday morning Glenn was killed in a crash in Irving, Texas. He is survived by a fiancee, according to fellow former Dallas Cowboys star Tony Casillas.
Asking for prayers for Terry Glenn's family he passed away this morning from car accident prayers for his fiancée— tony casillas (@tccasillas) November 20, 2017
Glenn was the No. 7 overall pick by the Patriots at the 1996 NFL Draft after playing collegiate football at Ohio State. He made an immediate impact in New England, catching 90 passes for 1,132 yards and six touchdowns in his rookie season.
He went on to play six seasons with the Patriots, making his first and only Pro Bowl in 1999. After spending a single season with the Packers, he finished his career by spending five seasons with the Cowboys.
Glenn had two more 1,000-yard seasons with the Cowboys, bringing his career total to four. A knee injury ended his career, and he was officially released in the summer of 2008.
He was a member of two AFC Championship squads with the Patriots and also caught Tom Brady’s first touchdown pass. However, he only played in four games during that 2001 season and never got a ring.
Glenn is survived by his fiancee and three children.
Published: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 @ 3:41 PM
— After being a free agent for over seven months, Colin Kaepernick could finally sign with an NFL team.
In an appearance on “The Adam Carolla Show” on Tuesday, Kaepernick’s attorney, Mark Geragos, said he expects the quarterback to be signed within the next 10 days.
"I think within the next 10 days somebody will sign him," Geragos said. "I think somebody's going to sign him. I think the NFL has to come to their senses and realize every day that goes by just proves the collusion case even more."
Kaepernick, a second-round pick in the 2011 NFL draft, is one of the most accomplished free-agent quarterbacks on the market after leading the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2012 and the NFC Championship in 2013.
Despite his accomplishments in the league, Kaepernick has been unsigned since he opted out of his contract in March. He began taking a knee in protest of police brutality and social injustice during the playing of the national anthem last season.
In response, Kaepernick filed a grievance on Oct. 15 accusing NFL owners of collusion and preventing him from being signed to another team, according to ESPN.
In six season with the 49ers, five as starter, the former Nevada quarterback threw for 12,271 yards and 72 touchdowns and rushed for 2,300 yards and 13 touchdowns.