The NFL is a copy cat league and what if the most famous strength and conditioning coach in the league New York Jets Sal Alosi had some training in sideline management? Here’s video of New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick throwing a hip check on Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Marvin Harrison back in 2004. Belichick is such a trailblazer for the coaches in his profession.
New York Jets assistant coach Sal Alosi, who tripped a Miami Dolphins cornerback Nolan Carroll during a game was suspended by the team Monday night without pay for the rest of the season, including the playoffs, and fined an additional $25,000. Alosi, the strength and conditioning coach, began serving his suspension immediately and will have no access to the team’s practice facility.
“I accept responsibility for my actions and respect the team’s decision,” Alosi said in a statement.
General manager Mike Tannenbaum said Alosi will also not be allowed to interact with any players or coaches as it pertains to his job function. He added that the team spoke with the NFL about the incident throughout the day, and the league will issue no further discipline.
“Hopefully we’re going to learn from what happened yesterday and take full responsibility for it,” Tannenbaum said. “We’re really disappointed with Sal, with what happened, and we’re going to hold him accountable for his actions.”
Alosi said he apologized by phone to both Carroll and Dolphins coach Tony Sparano on Sunday.
Miami Dolphins cornerback Nolan Carroll was tripped by the New York Jets strength and conditioning coach, Sal Alosi, on the sideline while covering a punt in the third quarter of Miami’s 10-6 victory Sunday.
Carroll, who had an interception in the first quarter to set up a field goal, lay on the field for several minutes before walking off. He got back into the game in the fourth period. Alosi was with the Jets from 2001-2005, then worked for the Falcons for one season. He returned to the Jets in 2007. Alosi was a linebacker for Hofstra from 1996-2000.
Woody Hayes is not impressed.