It’s been a very long road for Chris Foerster. You likely remember the name as the guy who was caught on camera sniffing cocaine up his nose while he was the current Miami Dolphins offensive line coach. He was forced to resign from his position in Miami two years ago after a showing him snorting a white substance he later admitted was cocaine. Foerster checked himself into rehab shortly after the incident, which he addressed in 2018.
The San Francisco 49ers have been offering a second chance to Foerster for a couple of years now as he’s undergone a trial run as an unofficial consultant for Kyle Shananan’s staff for the past two seasons.
Things changed this week when Foerster was listed on the team’s website as an offensive line coach.
“We’re trying to ease him back in” Shanahan said about Foerster in 2019. “I understand how big of a problem he did have. I also understand what he’s doing in committing to fix that problem. We’re trying to give him a chance to get back on track.”
49ers reporter Jennifer Lee Chan says Foerster has been signed to a two-year deal.
“He’s done that exactly the right way for two years,” Shanahan said. “We will see if he continues to do that, and then we will reassess that after [the 2019 season]. If it continues to go well, I think he has a chance to get his life back on track. And that’s really all we are trying to do.”
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