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. Rexy

    Someone put some toes in my mouth NOW!!!

    December 30, 2010 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |

    what the ? who the ? this is about bad choices in sports, not who went where for school and who dots the i's, u people should worry about urself not us and we will do the same ,it will help with ur choices in life, now lets get back to the game...

    December 30, 2010 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  3. RD

    Good thing that player didn't pass a member of the Raiders coaching staff... he could have been cut with a straight razor or shot.

    December 30, 2010 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  4. herrsonic

    Once everything calms down, I guarantee you this guy will be back with the Jets.

    December 31, 2010 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  5. Brent

    Who gets the money????

    December 31, 2010 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  6. good riddance aliso

    this is one of many things the crass jets are getting known's too bad the weasel keeps his job as he's only suspended indefinitely...bad sportsmanship on a professional level should require firing & being banned for life....aliso & the jets are getting off easy.

    December 31, 2010 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
  7. tomcat

    @ earwax. Who cares? Do you take and quote from here? I enjoy the diversity.

    December 31, 2010 at 12:46 am | Report abuse |
  8. NYCityofFreaks

    Typical NY freak behavior. After the coach tripped him, Ryan tried to sniff his feet. NY freaks at their finest.

    December 31, 2010 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
  9. Mr Somerset

    I don't condone what Alosi did but the only real crime is that he got caught, so they have to make an example of him. All the NFL clubs bend the rules like this as much as possible.

    December 31, 2010 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
  10. Tim

    I believe that this is just more evidence of the culture of corruption that has taken over sports these days. There is so much money involved that the sports themselves have taken a back seat. I ask that you real sports fans need only pay attention to the scores at half time of most all of the games. Only then will you begin to see the pattern.

    December 31, 2010 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
  11. Marco

    Oh and now the jets are fined too? He's history.

    December 31, 2010 at 1:12 am | Report abuse |
  12. CRBean

    Wow what a tool.......definitely a horrible example, and to ask other teammates to stand on the sidelines with him is even worse.

    December 31, 2010 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
  13. Mike V

    Hey, what business does a player have running out-of-bounds past the opposing team's bench? He was CLEARLY trying to intimidate the people on the sideline because he had no justification for running through their area. F'em.

    December 31, 2010 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
  14. Orange Sunshyne

    Should have fined them a million dollars.

    December 31, 2010 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
  15. Mike V

    Oh, and since the player had no justification for running out-of-bounds past the opposing team's bench, HE was the one who was CHEATING. The side-line staff just caught him at it and decided they'd taken enough of that kind of abuse from players who liked to try to intimidate other teams in this unsportsman-like manner.

    December 31, 2010 at 1:43 am | Report abuse |
    • CP in FL

      I believe he was blocked out of bounds. The coach tripped the player on purpose. The player could have been severely hurt.

      December 31, 2010 at 3:09 am | Report abuse |
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