When the video that depicted former Miami Dolphins offensive line coach Chris Foerster allegedly using cocaine went public on Monday, it was clear that he had a drug problem. Now, the Las Vegas model who originally shared the video on Facebook, Kijuna Nige, has come forward to describe just how severe Foerster’s alleged cocaine addiction is, and why she ultimately decided to expose him on social media.
Nige spoke with ESPN Radio’s Dan Le Batard and Jon Weiner on Wednesday.
“He basically sent me a message saying anything I planned to do or tried to harm him will be turned over to his job’s security team,” she said.
The model added that she decided to share the video because she had begun fearing for her safety.
“After he sent the video, he came off his high and low-key kind of threatened me if I ended up exposing the information,” she said. “Before he could do anything to me, I felt that needed to be exposed. Just in case I somehow pop up dead, that story was still going to get out.”
According to Nige, the two had met when the Dolphins were practicing in Oxnard, California in the week before the Dolphin’s Week 2 matchup with the Los Angeles Chargers.
“He was calling for entertainment,” Nige said. “He did mention he wanted to party. We met multiple times. Chris Foerster used me as his cocaine platter…. I was dating him.”
It was not her presence that inspired Foerster to use the drug, however, as she claimed that he takes the substance with him wherever he goes.
This is a regular habit of his anywhere he goes,” she said. “Doesn’t matter if they’re in Miami or London or New York. I was invited everywhere they went. Everywhere they went he sent me other footage. That is not the only piece of footage. That’s just the tip of the iceberg. He was doing it at his desk. He was at his Miami office.”
When Le Batard asked the model what her relationship with Foerster had been like, Nige described the former coach as a drug addict lying to get what he wanted.
“Many things went wrong,” she said. “He started out the whole situation lying to me. From the beginning I asked what his status was. He told he had three kids. He told me he was married but that he was divorced. He asked me if I would move to Miami. He invited not just me but my best friend to move to Miami and live in his condo. The fact he tried to lie and sell so many dreams. On top of that you’re a drug addict and get paid millions.”
She also described her reasoning for sharing the video on social media.
“My motive was to basically expose the inequalities in the system,” she said. “It’s not just the NFL. The inequalities that come with being a minority compared with a white privileged person in America in general. This is shining light on the inequalities we have as a country. We don’t get paid the same amount as everyone else.
“To be completely honest, me and my best friend actually already had plans to record him someway regardless to expose him. Even if he didn’t send that video, it was going to be exposed because it needed to be exposed.
“How do we have someone who is paid millions to be a leader for a team doing blow when we can’t have blacks kneeling for the anthem. After I realized his habits and who he was and everything going on the system, he was going to get exposed.”a
Finally, Nige discussed her desire to expose the system of inequality that exists not only in the NFL, but in American society as well. She voiced her belief that exposing Foerster’s drug abuse further clarified that inequality.
“How was he given the opportunity to resign after having such footage surface in the first place?” she said. “This was [not] an African American man. If he was a minority, they would have fired him. They would not have given him the opportunity to resign. That further shines a lot on the inequalities of the system. They treat certain people different and that’s not fair.
“Everyone I expose, I expose for a specific reason. It’s more about the social injustices going on in the system.”
This has been a truly strange and disturbing story from the start. While Nige hoped her video would be used to expose social injustice, it also shined a light on a man who is clearly struggling through a very severe drug addiction. Hopefully both are confronted as the fallout from this troubling incident continues to unfold.