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. someonesgirl

    Wow what an idiot. And a big time sore loser.

    December 31, 2010 at 4:04 am | Report abuse |
  2. Ru

    I teach middle school in inner-city Chicago, in regards to the bickering over grammar; I will tell you the same thing I tell the 10 – 14 year-olds I teach: "it takes a small mind and a weak heart to tear someone down." So grow up. As far as the coach goes... it is just one more example of the lack of character in major league athletics and why I encourage my students to look elsewhere for role models.

    December 31, 2010 at 4:35 am | Report abuse |
  3. J

    The fine is absolutely ludicrous. Who is the NFL kidding? There are serious criminals playing the "game".

    Donte Stallworth KILLED someone and he is only suspended from the NFL for a year.
    Ray Lewis is an accessory to murder if not a murderer
    Marvin Harrison shot a man
    Robby Powell pistol whips his wife and Cornell Green beats his wife within an inch of her life, Hall of Famer James Brown beats his wife, so does Dana Stubblefield
    OJ Simpson, you know
    Randy Moss ran over a traffic cop with his car
    Rae Carruth – Shot his woman and his baby.

    Last year's Super Bowl featured 11 convicted criminals
    from 1989-2009
    1078 arrests
    102 drug traffickers
    32 wife beaters
    ___ murders, they didn't have this statistic
    And they fine this guy $100,000?

    December 31, 2010 at 4:50 am | Report abuse |
    • IceT

      People are rediculous, making much adu about nothing. Thanks for posting some verifiable perspective. I think most people are so bored with their own lives they need to make a big deal out of nothing just to be entertained. They want to crucify this guy but yet deify the likes of Michael Vick!

      December 31, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  4. bill m

    kick him out of nfl for life? are you joking? that means no second chance genius. try to write something a bit more constructive, other than 'jets suck' or 'classy organization'. one person does not represent a group, regardless of what people like to think. i'd love to see your face when I say 'Vick murdered dogs, therefore all black people murder dogs". Grow up.

    December 31, 2010 at 5:08 am | Report abuse |
  5. Ed Bailey

    Arguing if he should be fired is ludicrous! Fired and banned for life would work for me. Then he could gp work for KARL ROWE or some other hitler minded sweetheart where his fair and honest practices can really hurt people. Maybe he could get another quayle or bush in the white house. Remember their the ones that made us what we are today.

    December 31, 2010 at 5:31 am | Report abuse |
  6. unitwan

    http://67.42.80.195

    whatever, if you aren't cheating then you aren't trying is evident in every sport but this was too far.

    December 31, 2010 at 6:44 am | Report abuse |
  7. jt

    A. Lifetime Ban from any football field anywhere! As a coach he should be setting/raising the standards, not lowering them.

    B. How about a fine that make them really think about things, C'mon 100,000 dollars. The owner probably spends more on Kleenex. How about a 10 million dollar find so they will put some emphasis on this type of action!

    December 31, 2010 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
  8. dolfan

    Hey David, btw, the words are "hopefully" and "eventually". And I'm just a dumb southern girl with a high school education.

    December 31, 2010 at 6:49 am | Report abuse |
  9. Arglebargle

    Neuter him and let him go back to work. That way, he'll learn to think with the big head.

    December 31, 2010 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
  10. ***dude***

    @ ed bailey: wow, talk about illogical thinking! Attempting to extrapolate from a stupid coach to national politics. Ya just couldn't pass up the chance to spread your "hate".

    December 31, 2010 at 7:08 am | Report abuse |
  11. Terry

    The bottom line, an athlete could have received a career ending injury, and luckily he did not. The Jets Organization needs to regroup and rethink where support personnel are allowed to stand during a game.

    December 31, 2010 at 7:15 am | Report abuse |
  12. John D Lamb

    Comments please.

    December 31, 2010 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
  13. sevenpistolero

    The fine is well deserved....but ban for life? really....come on nfl...your f'ing up.......

    December 31, 2010 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  14. Rick

    What a year in the NFL. Leading with the helmet. The Brett Favre fiasco. Now this. Memories of Woody Hayes.

    December 31, 2010 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
  15. Ed Bailey

    Hey 'dude', trying to point out the fact, which is very true, that socially and politically our country is a moral cesspool isn't hate.Karl Rowe a powerful church(if you want to call it that)going man enjoyed destroying people.he admitted it. This cheating coach could have done the same. Its wrong and does not raise our children right.your shortsightedness is confusing since you properly use two sylable words.I do ' hate' both men equally, no problem saying why either!

    December 31, 2010 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
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