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. Pete

    For $100 grand he can kick me in the a$$ full swing with steel toed shoes.

    December 30, 2010 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  2. tomcat

    sorry opinion

    December 30, 2010 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • David

      Thank you for proving yourself a hypocrite. You should have corrected "grammer" as well, if you are going to "police" yourself.

      December 31, 2010 at 2:33 am | Report abuse |
  3. mad dog mulligan

    fire the basterd

    December 30, 2010 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Merlin Williams sr

    I was just wondering, what happens to all the money the NFL gets from al those fines????

    December 30, 2010 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • CP in FL

      I recently read on CNN that some of the money from the fines go to the NFL's player education programs and some goes to charities.

      December 31, 2010 at 3:02 am | Report abuse |
  5. stevo25

    Lol diss is bananas, even the coaches got no sense, and daz all I have to say, yall be safe and have a happy new years eve yes new years eve cuz the parry ends Jan.1st lol

    December 30, 2010 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  6. amazongirl

    I don't get why people come on here complaining about all the consequences this coach is facing. He CHEATED and got CAUGHT. This is the $!@# NFL people! Not pro-wrestling. You don't get away with hitting players with a chair just because the ref wasn't looking. I'm not the biggest sports fan I'm sure, but even I can see that if the NFL doesn't crack down SEVERELY when this kinda stuff happens, it could do some major damage to their profits. If people watching the game can't trust the league to punish cheaters who trip players and the like, then they can't trust the refs either and neither can the players, coaches, and owners. Coaches, players and team owners have STATS they have to keep up to get paid, keep their jobs, attract advertisers, and sell over-priced merchandise. Losing a game because of a cheater can mean anything from a blown play to losing a shot at play-offs and championships, which is ALSO big money. It can mean not attracting good players who don't want to be associated with a team full of cheaters, which can mean losing games and, you guessed it, LOSING MONEY.

    It just isn't that hard to figure out why the NFL is all over the guy and the Jets, because it's about protecting a multi-billion dollar INVESTMENT that's connected to dozens of millionaires and billionaires who'll sure as ish stop investing money into a league that lets people get away with screwing them out of wins and profits by cheating.

    December 30, 2010 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Big Stan

      Then why didn't the NFL make a huge example of bellichek and the Patriots after they were caught cheating. Patriots won 3 Superbowls in the last decade and there weren't any more headlinea than this Alosi incident. Patriots probably cost teams potentially hundreds of millions and they got what I think was a $250,000 fine. In that instance it seems like the risks were well worth it when you get to win Superbowls for cheating.

      December 30, 2010 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  7. NoWinners

    As intelligent as you put yourself up to be David you should easily understand why the Jets organization was also fined.... the team is always responsible for the conduct and behavior of its' employees. but then I don't guess that's something they teach at the schools you've attended. perhaps YOU need to a few more classes as well.

    December 30, 2010 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  8. IceT

    If he stepped onto the field of play I'd say OK but he was out of bounds on the sideline. His infraction was slight at best, but this has really gotten rediculous.

    December 30, 2010 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • NoWinners

      IceT.... you apparently don't understand much about football or sports in general. in addition, the guy is lucky the player wasn't injured, with the team and the individual facing a lawsuit. ...and you say... slight at best??

      December 30, 2010 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • IceT

      nowinner .... More dangerous hits are put on players every down. Take a look at NFL films years biggest hits and you will see profiting from the most dangerous injury causing hits, this knee bump has nothing on those glorified "hits". Watch the actual event and get a little perspective based in reality.

      December 31, 2010 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  9. publius enigma

    I think he is a product of a culture of corruption.

    December 30, 2010 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Brian a.

    The NFL front office is corrupt. I bet they would fine a player if he farted during a post game interview. I don't condone cheating, but the coach was fined and suspended by the team. If they want they should band him. But no they need to make a profit from this. Just like Farve who they could find evidence on him doing anything wrong so they fined him for no cooperatng. What kind of world do they live in. Soon the players will get tired of this and strike then the fans and theNFls pocket will suffer. Way to go commish.

    December 30, 2010 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Dice

    He should be fired and should be ashamed. Zero sportsmanship–A poor excuse for a coach

    December 30, 2010 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Shadow Blaze

    Dats messed up even though i like the JETS thats wrong for a coach to purposely trip a plater.

    December 30, 2010 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Shadow Blaze

    I ment player

    December 30, 2010 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mart

    Fire the coach. Show some backbone.

    December 30, 2010 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Thoma

    Interesting how this turned into a "let's get David" discussion!!

    December 30, 2010 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • David

      I'm all for it! I will gladly be a martyr for better educational standards.

      December 31, 2010 at 2:39 am | Report abuse |
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