Jets strength coach Sal Alosi trips Dolphins player

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – The person on the Jets sideline who tripped Miami Dolphins punt returner, Nolan Carroll, has been identified as Jets strength coach Sal Alosi. Alosi, 33, is a former Hofstra University linebacker who is in his ninth season with the NFL as a strength coach.

Alosi issued a statement following the game.

“I made a mistake that showed a total lapse in judgment. My conduct was inexcusable and unsportsmanlike and does not reflect what this organization stands for. I spoke to Coach Sparano and Nolan Carroll to apologize before they took off. I have also apologized to Woody [Johnson], Mike [Tannenbaum] and Rex. I accept responsibility for my actions as well as any punishment that follows.”

“He could have ended his career with that,” said Dolphins defensive end Kendall Langford. “I thinkĀ  he should get fined. We get fined for illegal stuff. Why can’t the coaches?”

Rex Ryan, as well as Roger Goodell, will look into the actions of strength coach Sal Alosi. (JetsInsider.com Photo).

Jets head of media relations, Bruce Speight confirmed that it was Alosi who indeed tripped Carroll on the sideline during a punt return. In an official statement released by the Jets, Speight said that “the team is reviewing the situation and is looking in to the appropriate next steps.”

The statement came after reports of the Jets apprehension to swiftly accept Alosi’s actions. Greg Bishop of the New York Times has reported that the team tried to deny any suspicious activity from the Jets sideline. Also, Brian Lewis of the New York Post has reported that security whisked Alosi away before reporters could interview the coach.

“That’s sad that it happened,” Dolphins linebacker Karlos Dansby said. “There’s no place for that in football. I think he’ll be fined for it, hopefully. I believe in [Commissioner Roger] Goodell and everybody.”

The officials didn’t see anything as there was no penalty called on the play.

“My guys upstairs were screaming at the time that this happened,” Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano said. “It felt like Nolan was down on the ground and they showed the replay, that somebody from that sideline stuck a foot out or something to that effect.”

7 Responses to “Jets strength coach Sal Alosi trips Dolphins player”

  1. paul morant Says:

    biggest puss in football

  2. LINDA Says:

    HE NEEDS TO BE FIRED!!! ANYONE WILL SAY THEY ARE SORRY WHEN THEY ARE CAUGHT. NEED TO LEAD BY EXAMPLE & THIS WAS NO EXAMPLE

  3. Eric Says:

    Wow…this guy is a 1st class jerk. Fine him and suspend him if not fire him! Doing on national T.V. How stupid is that!?

  4. Mike Egger Says:

    The only logical solution for the Jets is to kick this guy out of the league. Sorry, but that’s it. DONE!

  5. Chrissy Says:

    Its a shame that a grown man would pull a child’s stunt. I work in education and several students were commenting on the incident. We teach our children to have good sportsman like behavior and yet they see a grown-up acting like an elementary child. Wait I am sorry, the elementary children actually act better than the coach!!! He should be FIRED, a fine is like saying ok don’t do that again, its a slap on the hand. Football like so many other sports are watched and admired by our youth and idiots like that need to realize you just can’t do stupid stuff like that. If this offends anyone Sorry but The coach offend not just the Miami player but fans as well!

  6. Ken P. Says:

    I agree with most of those who have responded. This guy should be fired, “YESTERDAY”. If that had been a player, he would be suspended with a fine at the very least.

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