Jets confirm sideline tripper was coach

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 9:57 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Updated 9:55 p.m. ET

The Jets have confirmed that Sal Alosi, their strength and conditioning coach, tripped a Dolphins player during the team's Week 14 matchup on Sunday.

Miami CB Nolan Carroll stumbled when covering a punt in the second half and needed medical attention following the play. A replay on CBS showed that someone on the Jets sideline stuck their knee out to trip Carroll; the team confirmed postgame that it was Alosi.

"The team is reviewing the situation and looking into the appropriate next steps," said a statement released by the Jets.

Late Sunday, Alosi released a statement on the incident: "I made a mistake that showed a total lapse in judgment. My conduct was inexcusable and unsportsmanlike and does not reflect what this organization stands for.   I spoke to Coach Sparano and Nolan Carroll to apologize before they took off. I have also apologized to (owner) Woody (Johnson), (GM) Mike (Tannenbaum) and (head coach) Rex (Ryan). I accept responsibility for my actions as well as any punishment that follows."


The way we see it

Alosi could lose his job for actions like this and could even be sued by Carroll if the player chose to do so. Expect the NFL to come down hard on the coach for this type of behavior.