Coach ‘used me as his co­caine plat­ter’

Sun Sentinel Broward Edition - - Front Page - By Brett Clark­son Staff writer

A Las Ve­gas woman took to the ra­dio Wednesday to say for­mer Mi­ami Dol­phins of­fen­sive line coach Chris Fo­er­ster used her body as a “co­caine plat­ter” after start­ing a re­la­tion­ship with him last month. Ki­juana Nige Sher­rod’s Face­book ac­count showed a video of Fo­er­ster snort­ing lines of white pow­der, lead­ing Fo­er­ster to re­sign from the team Mon­day.

Sher­rod met Fo­er­ster when the Dol­phins were prac­tic­ing in South­ern Cal­i­for­nia in Septem­ber, she said Wednesday on ESPN Ra­dio’s “The Dan Le Batard Show with Stu­gotz.”

“Yes, he was call­ing for

en­ter­tain­ment,” Sher­rod said.

“He just wanted some­one to ba­si­cally do his stuff off of — if that makes sense.”

She said, “Chris Fo­er­ster used me as his co­caine plat­ter.”

As Hur­ri­cane Irma was near­ing South Florida that first week of Septem­ber, the Dol­phins moved tem­po­rar­ily to the Dal­las Cow­boys’ Ox­nard, Calif.-based train­ing fa­cil­ity.

Around that time Sher­rod, 33, got a call from Fo­er­ster, she said on the ra­dio show.

By Sun­day night, Sher­rod had posted on Face­book the clip of Fo­er­ster vac­u­um­ing up sev­eral lines of a white sub­stance with his nose.

She said she wanted to ex­pose what she says is a dou­ble stan­dard in the National Foot­ball League, one in which mi­nor­ity play­ers who kneel are crit­i­cized while she al­leged a coach like Fo­er­ster is do­ing drugs.

Fo­er­ster said in a state­ment upon re­sign­ing that he was seek­ing help for his is­sues. He hasn’t said what the sub­stance de­picted in the video was, and hasn’t made any fur­ther state­ments.

The Sun Sentinel couldn’t reach Sher­rod for com­ment Wednesday.

But in a state­ment, the Fo­er­ster fam­ily said: “As a fam­ily, our first and fore­most con­cern is that Chris gets the help he needs. We ask that fam­ily mem­bers be af­forded pri­vacy as we work to sup­port each other dur­ing this dif­fi­cult pe­riod.”

Sher­rod told the ra­dio show she took ex­cep­tion with Fo­er­ster be­ing al­lowed to re­sign from the team in­stead of him be­ing fired.

“Like, they’re hold­ing his hand through this process,” she said.

Sher­rod said Fo­er­ster texted her, warn­ing her against mak­ing the video pub­lic.

“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,” Sher­rod said.

In a sep­a­rate in­ter­view with a Las Ve­gas TV sta­tion, Sher­rod said she wanted Fo­er­ster to get help.

“I want him to get back to who he’s sup­posed to be,” Sher­rod told Las Ve­gas’ ABC af­fil­i­ate, Ac­tion 13 News.

Sher­rod, who played vol­ley­ball at the Univer­sity of Mis­souri and who has de­scribed her­self as a model, said she was dat­ing Fo­er­ster and that the two broke up after he sent her the video.

On the Le Batard show, she didn’t spec­ify ex­actly what pre­cip­i­tated the breakup, but she ac­cused him of ly­ing to her.

“From the be­gin­ning, I asked him what his sta­tus was, he told me he had three kids, he told me he was mar­ried but he was di­vorced, he asked me if I would move to Mi­ami,” she said.

Sher­rod

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