Pictured Above: Miami Dolphins offensive line during a 2012 game against the Oakland Raiders. Chris Foerster, an offensive line coach, was recently fired for snorting cocaine on video. Courtesy of June Rivera
By Michael Fergusson
Common sense: that little voice in your head that says “you probably shouldn’t do that.”
Some of us have it. Then again, some of us don’t. Occasionally, our brains take a “lunch break” and we do things that we know aren’t the smartest decisions. Snorting cocaine while being recorded is one of those times.
For those of you that are unaware, Chris Foerster, the now former Offensive Line coach for the Miami Dolphins, was recently fired after a video surfaced of him snorting lines of cocaine off his desk.
Many people aren’t so much enraged about the fact that a coach in the NFL would snort cocaine as they are just baffled that he would record himself doing so.
I find myself trying to imagine the thought process that went into making such a terrible decision. I realize that the Dolphins haven’t done too well so far this season, but snorting cocaine isn’t going to improve their playoff hopes any.
The actions of videotaping yourself and doing drugs should be polar opposites — they should go together about as well as a group of bandwagon Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers fans at a bar during game night.
Just think of the children! Can you imagine an innocent, wide-eyed child scrolling through the web only to see a grown man clearing lines like it’s just a regular Tuesday? Despicable. The thought alone would tarnish sand boxes everywhere.
Nevertheless, I give Foerster credit for checking into rehab following the video and his subsequent firing.
With the current news cycle, it’s easy to get caught up in the fact that the world sometimes seems like it’s coming to an end. After all, we have terrible recycling habits and most of us know more about the Avengers than we do about American History.
I don’t know what the answer is.
I do, however, know what the answer is not.
Stay in school, eat your vegetables and don’t do drugs.