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. Mike V

    What about the fine for the player who got caught, on national television, trying to intimidate the other team by running through their bench during a play? Can we assume he was coached to do this, and demand the resignation of the entire coaching staff of his team?

    December 31, 2010 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
  2. Fill

    Looks bad at first, but why is standing in the sidelines an offense? Kinda confused actually.

    December 31, 2010 at 1:47 am | Report abuse |
  3. 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 2:06 am | Report abuse |
    • CP in FL

      Mike V – I think you have made your point. He was blocked out of bounds dipsh!t. Now shut your pie hole and get off of your mom's computer.

      December 31, 2010 at 3:11 am | Report abuse |
  4. Killer

    Everybody is acting like this is somethng new. 35 years ago we were watching game film from our high school game ,d after I and a teammate knocked an opposing player out of bounds there was iur trainer kicking him in the head. Aint that right Toimmy!

    December 31, 2010 at 2:26 am | Report abuse |
  5. Yes I. Would

    I'm not condoning tripping here, I'm just saying that the ruling on out of bounds should be changed. If a player goes out of bounds, especially on his own accord, then that player should be deemed ineligible for the rest of the play! It just makes sense.

    December 31, 2010 at 2:29 am | Report abuse |
  6. Steve

    I watched the video. If the guy moved his leg it can't even be seen with the camera.

    December 31, 2010 at 2:32 am | Report abuse |
    • CP in FL

      I could clearly see him stick his leg out on the replay. He also admitted to it.

      December 31, 2010 at 3:12 am | Report abuse |
  7. Richard

    This is just another New York Jet mind set / they would never try that with the Oakland Raider / Pittsburgh Steeler.

    December 31, 2010 at 2:46 am | Report abuse |
  8. phil

    What an embarassment to the game.....

    December 31, 2010 at 2:52 am | Report abuse |
  9. Jeremy

    Your right, it did turn into a "let's get David discussion". But a man was simply voicing his own opinion about sports and David is gonna slam him about his grammar... Seriously who cares about grammar when its not even the subject??? But on the other hand, I think the amount fined (100k) was well placed and I think the suspension should be more stringent, like possibly expelled from the NFL and all of the venues... I know that sounds a little harsh, but if I did something to endanger another mans well being where I work, I would be banned from my line of work... so why not this guy???

    December 31, 2010 at 2:52 am | Report abuse |
  10. haz

    from a business point of view, from a sportsmanship point of view, this is indefinsible. adios dude.

    beware the high school team that thinks to hire him.

    December 31, 2010 at 2:57 am | Report abuse |
  11. eagles fan

    The dude shouldn't have ran out of bounds...its part of the unwritten rules like stealing signs in baseball. Most of the people commenting have prob never played football before. He's lucky that wasn't a backup tackle standing there he would have gotten knocked out!

    December 31, 2010 at 2:59 am | Report abuse |
  12. NARD

    The NFL should close down. You're a weird guy, David. A real weird guy.

    December 31, 2010 at 3:03 am | Report abuse |
  13. DecentDiscourse

    Kick him to the curb. He does not have the integrity for the position he occupied. Plain and simple. To the person who wrote Vick got a second chance: Pardon me, but Vick went to jail before his 2nd chance. This guy can get fired, avoid jail and work his way back, if anybody will have him. If he can pass a ball the way Vick can, they won't even care if he tripped people or treated animals cruelly. This is America. With enough $$$ in play, ANYBODY can be "rehabilitated."

    December 31, 2010 at 3:27 am | Report abuse |
  14. Michael L.

    david, you are a true pain in the a**. quick to point out someone's mistakes, but will defend yourself vigorously when your mistakes are pointed out... you must be a blast at parties... haha

    December 31, 2010 at 3:32 am | Report abuse |
  15. Michael L.

    david you are a true pain in the a**. quick to point out someone else's mistakes, but defend yourself vigorously when your mistakes are pointed out. you must be a blast at parties.... oh, your poor wife... haha

    December 31, 2010 at 3:33 am | Report abuse |
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