December 14, 2010 / 1:27 AM / 9 years ago

Jets suspend strength coach for tripping incident

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Jets have suspended their strength and conditioning coach without pay for the rest of the season for tripping a Miami Dolphins player, the team said Monday.

Sal Alosi was also fined $25,000 for sticking his leg out and causing rookie cornerback Nolan Carroll to stumble during Sunday’s 10-6 Dolphins victory in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Carroll was shaken up after being tripped by Alosi on the sideline while covering a punt during the third quarter but later returned to action.

“After reviewing the facts and consulting with the league office, we determined that this was the most appropriate discipline,” Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum said in a statement issued by the team.

“I have spoken with Sal. He understands the severity of his actions and has apologized to all parties involved.”

Alosi apologized after the game and again Monday during a news conference at the Jets’ training facility in Florham Park, New Jersey.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to work every day and coach every day in the National Football League,” Alosi said.

“I come into contact with a lot of good people in our building every day — players, staff, coaches — and I let everybody down yesterday with my actions.”

Reporting by Larry Fine; Editing by Steve Ginsburg

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