NFL fines Jets $100,000 for coach's tripping incident
December 30th, 2010
09:12 PM ET

NFL fines Jets $100,000 for coach's tripping incident

The National Football League fined the New York Jets $100,000 in connection with a coach’s tripping of an opposing player along the sideline during a game this month, the Jets said Thursday.

The Jets earlier this month fined and indefinitely suspended strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi (pictured) after he admitted intentionally tripping rookie Miami Dolphins cornerback Nolan Carroll during a punt in the third quarter of the Dolphins’ 10-6 win over the Jets on December 12.

"We will comply with the league’s decision," the Jets said in a statement on its website Thursday.

Carroll, covered by two Jets players, was running along the sideline toward the Jets punt returner when the incident happened at the New Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey. Video shows Carroll was out of bounds and trying to run back in the field of play when Alosi - standing with Jets players on the out-of-bounds edge of the sideline - leaned his left knee forward. The knee caught Carroll, who tumbled to the ground.

Carroll was shaken up but eventually walked to his sideline on his own power. He returned to the game in the fourth quarter.

The team initially suspended Alosi for the rest of the season and fined him $25,000 after his admission. But on December 15, the team said it learned that Alosi instructed players to stand with him near their sideline – even though Alosi had told reporters that no one had instructed anyone to stand close to the sidelines to prevent the Dolphins from running out of bounds. The team then suspended Alosi indefinitely.

The Jets have said they’re reviewing Alosi’s case and could opt to fire him.

Alosi, who played linebacker at Hofstra, joined the Jets as an intern in 2002 before serving as their assistant strength and conditioning coach from 2003 to 2005. He worked one year with the Atlanta Falcons before returning to the Jets as their head strength and conditioning coach in 2007.

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  1. Fred Bartkowski

    NFL and NASCAR two places we pay big money to glorify violence.
    What you expect?

    December 30, 2010 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. lorriedk

    where does all that money go????

    December 30, 2010 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. JoethePlumber

    Fire his A$$ now!

    December 30, 2010 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  4. TOUR RAT

    UNBELIEVABLE, THIS CANT HIS ONLY HUGE MISTAKE THAT WE KNO OF, IF HE DID THIS HE'S DONE MORE AND WILL, CUT THE HEAD OF THE SNAKE AND START TAKN CHARGE OF THESE OVER PAID THUGS.

    December 30, 2010 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. KeyWester

    Everyone has it all wrong. Rex Ryan ordered the entire thing.....trip an opposing player, take hime into custody, fry him up so he can be the next g** d*** snack.

    See how simple it is?

    December 30, 2010 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  6. DefaultName

    The reporter's grammatical errors on this site are amazing. I thought they needed degrees to be a journalist.

    December 30, 2010 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • flyfysher

      Just because one is a journalist does not mean they are a good (competent) writer.

      December 30, 2010 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  7. debbie luevano

    I agree...fined, fired and banned for life! He got caught lying as well! How can the Jets face their fans? Hit him where it hurts (wallet) he can go work in corporate America & see what the rest of us have to put up with! Not easy $$$!

    December 30, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  8. TOUR RAT

    Yeah willie say what you wana say, and for the literate proffesor that made a comment- yeah i kno missed a word, and for conspiracy brotherrRR! either way if he was ordered or not he gets a.b. and c -fine,fired and exiled so he cant watch a game at a bar

    December 30, 2010 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  9. jack

    Plenty of other teams have been taking out the gunners for years, but none of you dummies played football, have you.

    December 30, 2010 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Big Stan

    Please. The whole sports industry is hypocritical. Most professional sports are skilled men doing something with a ball to score points while making money for advertising and sales; all the while being cheered on by many people who are drunk on the alcohol that is heavily marketed during sporting events. Then the industry wants to make an example of people who drink and drive or harass women while they push for drinking thru advertising and have women cheerleaders wear hardly anything on the sidelines.

    December 30, 2010 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Lynn S.

    Not a big deal??? These players can easily be sidelined or even end careers due to injury. It may seem harmless, and in this case the player was not badly hurt – but the stunt should be made an example of so other idiots are discouraged from pulling the same thing. Damn right its a big deal, by mere principle. But I suppose one would have to possess principles to identify that.

    December 30, 2010 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  12. mike

    Besides being a bad sport, it was a criminal act. He should be fired and not allowed to even teach peewee football or any sport.

    December 30, 2010 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mart

      Maybe he could coach prison football as an inmate,.

      December 30, 2010 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  13. tomcat

    @David Give it a rest. If you have to be so anal about grammer, you came to the wrong blog. All have an opion, right or wrong. If you want to be the grammer police, move along nothing to see here.

    December 30, 2010 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  14. flyfysher

    Alosi is a cheater. Basically this was a situation of doing everything, including a lack of sportsmanship, to win. I wonder what kind of people Alosi's parents are. Was cheating part of what Alosi's parents taught him?

    December 30, 2010 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chris

    Ditto to the brett farve reference by Big Joe. What a sad state when a simple fine is used on people who choose to show poor character.

    December 30, 2010 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
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