During a 3rd-quarter punt return of yesterdays 10-6 New York Jets loss to the Miami Dolphins, Jets strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi was caught on film sticking his knee out as Dolphins Nolan Carroll ran up the sideline, tripping up the rookie cornerback, who went down and appeared to hurt his knee on the play.
Alosi apologized in a statement released hours after the game:
“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 (Tony) Sparano and Nolan Carroll to apologize before they took off.”
Alosi would apologize to Jets owner Woody Johnson, GM Mike Tannenbaum and head coach Rex Ryan.
“I accept responsibility for my actions as well as any punishment that follows,” he added.
Well, it doesn’t end there. Dolphins linebacker Karlos Dansby somehow believes that Rex Ryan is responsible for Alosi’s action. “He’s just taking after the head coach, man. It all trickles downhill,” 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.”
The Jets and the NFL said Monday that they are reviewing the sideline incident.
Ryan said he was unaware of the situation until told later by the Jets director of media relations, Bruce Speight.