Most football fans probably didn’t know the name Chris Foerster two weeks ago. But in the NFL coaching community, he was considered one of the most respected offensive line coaches in the league. At one point, he was in such high demand that the Miami Dolphins were willing to pay him between $2.5 to $3 million a year to coach their offensive line–making him one of the highest paid assistant coaches in the sport. But Foerster will never be remembered for his coaching ability. Instead, he will go down in infamy as the coach who was caught on video snorting cocaine. Foerster has not been charged with any drug crime. But the incident has cost him his job and could end his career in the coaching profession.
The Stigma of Cocaine and Drug Crimes
There was a time when cocaine was considered a high-status drug. During the 1970s and 1980s, it was often glamorized in movies and television shows as a drug used by the rich and elite. However, it still remains one of the most popular illegal recreational drugs and is extremely addictive. But the image of cocaine has changed over the years. In addition to getting caught using cocaine, the Foerster video originally posted on a Facebook page by Las Vegas exotic dancer Kijuana Nige, who was allegedly his girlfriend. During the uncomfortable video, Foerster made several incriminating statements.
A Career Lost and a Life Ruined
The National Football League is already going through an image problem. Television ratings have steadily dropped since 2015. Many football fans have been turned off by the images of players kneeling during the National Anthem. But the image of a 55-year-old man snorting cocaine through a $20 has given the league another image problem. Chris Foerster’s actions will ultimately cost him his professional career. Although it is difficult for most people to feel sorry for a millionaire football coach, who just threw his career down the drain, there are countless innocent people who are facing the nightmarish consequences of getting charged with a drug crime.
The Consequences of Drug Crimes
We all make mistakes. But some can cost us our careers and freedom. Just one accusation or charge of a drug crime can cost a person their job and even result in significant time behind bars. Even if you are a first time offender, the consequences can be severe. However, not every person arrested for a drug crime in Utah. From Salt Lake City to West Valley City, far too many people have been wrongly arrested for drug possession. It can happen to anyone, even people who have never used. For example, it is not uncommon for a person to be arrested for drug possession if police find drugs in your vehicle that may have belonged to a friend or any passenger in your vehicle.
A West Valley City Drug Crimes Attorney Can Help
Police and law enforcement are cracking down on drug crimes in West Valley City. Just one arrest can damage your future. If you have been accused of drug possession or distribution it is vital to fighting these charges as quickly and aggressively as possible. The legal team at the West Valley City law offices of White & Matern, PLLC understand the challenges and obstacle of those who are facing charges for drug crimes. They utilize an aggressive and comprehensive approach to protect the rights of each client and to always look out for their best interests. It is part of their commitment to place each client in the best position to succeed. To learn more, contact their team of criminal defense attorneys today and schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case.