Tag: NFL Drug Policy


Chris Foerster, offensive line coach for the Miami Dolphins resigns after a self-incriminating video was leaked to the public by Las Vegas model Kijuana Nige. Nige released the video on Sunday, quoting the reason behind it was to attest for the unfair treatment of former 49’ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick. “The white people mad at me like I forced blow down this mans nose and like I recorded it on tha low,” Nige wrote on her Facebook page. “No those are his habits and he recorded himself and sent it to me professing his love. So quick to make excuses for him but will roast a minority player over an athem, dog fights, weed, domestic issues etc. But y’all keep saying ALL LIVES MATTER STFU‼️”

How bad was it?

In said video, a man identified as Chris Foerster proceeds to talk to an un-named female quoting “Hey, baby, miss you, thinking about you. How about me going into a meeting and doing this before I go?”Foerster then snorts a line of an unidentified white powdery substance, suspected to be cocaine, using a rolled-up $20 bill.

Currently, Foerster is under investigation. A comment made by the Miami Dolphins states they “have no tolerance for this behavior.”

“After speaking with Chris this morning, he accepted full responsibility and we accepted his resignation effective immediately,” the statement said. “Although Chris is no longer with the organization, we will work with him to get the help he needs during this time.”

Is the NFL Policy too lenient?

The most up to date NFL Substance Abuse Policy states that each current player is to be tested at least once a year during the time of April 20th, and August 9th. The collective term given to the NFL regulated drug test is titled the “NFL Drug Panel” which consists of

Benzoylecognine (cocaine) ≥ 150 ng/mL
Delta 9-THC-carboxylic acid (marijuana) ≥ 35 ng/mL
Synthetic Cannabinoids > 2.5 ng/mL
Amphetamine and its analogues ≥ 300 ng/mL
Opiates (total morphine and codeine) ≥ 300 ng/mL
Opioids (e.g., hydrocodone, oxycodone) ≥ 300 ng/mL
Phencyclidine (PCP) ≥ 25 ng/mL
Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (“MDMA”) and its analogues ≥ 200 ng/mL
Alcohol ≥ .06 g/dl (%)

While illegal substances are only tested for once a year, unless the player is involved in current drug counseling, HGH, or steroid blood tests, are administered 6 times a year. Coincidentally, these tests are never administered on game day.

The procedures regarding a positive test vary upon the concluded results. Marijuana and alcohol usage is penalized with a lesser punishment or fine than other illegal substances.

The NFL Substance Abuse Policy is located in article 39, section 7 of the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement. Nowhere in this policy does it state the regulations for NFL coaches, or management. The substance abuse policy was last updated in 2016.

Upon resigning, Foerster has made a public apology “I am resigning from my position with the Miami Dolphins and accept full responsibility for my actions,” Foerster said in a statement. “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.”


Five Little-known Facts About NFL Drug Policy

Five Little-known Facts About NFL Drug Policy

The NFL’s marijuana policy has been all over the news lately, from criticism of the league’s stance by the likes of Eugene Monroe, Derrick Morgan and Jake Plummer to SI Films’ upcoming in-depth look at Ricky Williams’s relationship with the drug and the sport. But how much do you really know about the sport’s actual testing, intervention and discipline procedures? We dug into the details to bring you five things you might not know about the current rules.

1. The league’s substance abuse policy predates its PED protocol. Commissioner Pete Rozelle first introduced a loose recreational drug code, focused on education, in 1971; the preseason testing structure still used today came into being as part of the ’82 CBA—and suspensions didn’t begin until ’89. Separate language for steroids didn’t appear until ’83.

2. Players outside the “intervention program”—those who’ve never had a violation—are tested just once a year. Anyone under contract is tested once between April 20 (yup: 4/20) and Aug. 9. The player is given at most a three-hour warning before being visited by a collector, who must directly witness the player providing the urine sample.

3. For every player suspended under the policy, five to 10 others anonymously enter and exit the intervention program. Not even teams are made aware of a player’s positive test until he is suspended, which only occurs after multiple violations. Team physicians, however, have that information in order to prevent cross-medication issues.

4. Marijuana is handled differently from all other substances. The discipline procedures for marijuana abusers are less strict than violations for all other drugs. Clause 1.5.2(c) states that an additional offense is allowed before suspensions are leveled in cases involving marijuana. And up until that point, fines for positive tests are less steep.

5. Hundreds of people are involved in the program. There are generally two or three clinicians per NFL team who administer treatment plans for each player in the program. Then there’s the legion of agents who help conduct 15,000-plus tests each year. Combined with the steroid program, the NFL spends about $13 million per year on its drug programs.

We have commented several times on the subject of how big of a role sports figures play in our society. We tend to forget that they are people too and can have everyday struggles that lead them down a road of poor decisions. We believe sometimes a tough Drug Free Work Place Policy can be the wake-up call some need to face reality. Drug Testing can seem intrusive and even be frustrating at times however, the lives it could help and change are endless.

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