Jets Strength Coach Trips Dolphins Player

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New York Jets' strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi tripped Miami cornerback Nolan Carroll as he ran out of bounds on punt coverage during the Jets' 10-6 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday afternoon, and later admitted that it was intentional. The NFL and the Jets said Monday morning that they are both reviewing the matter. "The team is reviewing the situation and is looking into the appropriate next steps," Jets public relations chief Bruce Speight said in a statement Sunday night. Dolphins coach Tony Sparano had said Sunday that he would submit the play to the NFL for a review. "I made a mistake that showed a total lapse in judgment," Alosi said in a statement. "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 Woody [Johnson], Mike [Tannenbaum] and Rex [Ryan]. I accept responsibility for my actions as well as any punishment that follows." Carroll, who fell to the turf while running down the sideline on the third-quarter punt but later returned to the game, said he was not angry about the incident. But his teammates voiced their displeasure. "They're cheaters," Dolphins inside linebacker Channing Crowder said. "They do what they do. They cheat. They talk junk. But we beat the hell out of them today. “ I wish they'd tripped me. I'd have broken that old man's leg. I didn't see anything. He stuck his leg out and tripped him? He should be ashamed of himself. A grown man from the coaching staff? That's high character. ” -- Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder "I wish they'd tripped me. I'd have broken that old man's leg. I didn't see anything. He stuck his leg out and tripped him? He should be ashamed of himself. A grown man from the coaching staff? That's high character." Running back Ricky Williams said: "It's the Jets right? We're not surprised." Jets coach Rex Ryan said he was just told about the incident when he was stepping to the podium to give his postgame remarks, so he deferred all questions on the incident until he got a chance to see what happened. But at least one Dolphin took a swipe at Ryan over the incident. "He's just taking after the head coach, man. It all trickles downhill," inside linebacker Karlos Dansby said. "That's how I look at it, it trickles downhill. The head coach, he opened a can of worms over there and now he's got to fix it." Alosi, 33, is a former Hofstra linebacker who joined the Jets as a strength and conditioning intern in 2001. He worked for the Atlanta Falcons before returning to the Jets in 2006. CBS Sports replays showed Alosi stick his knee out and lean toward the field. Carroll tripped and fell down and needed to be attended to by medical staff on the Jets sideline. Read More: http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/news/story?id=5913168 Information from ESPNNewYork.com's Ian Begley, ESPN.com's Tim Graham and The Associated Press was used in this report.

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