Strength Coach Comes Clean On 'Trip' Seen Around The NFL

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP/ CBS 2/ 1010 WINS) — The New York Jets trainer who tripped a Miami Dolphins player on the sideline during a game Sunday appeared to hold back tears as he apologized for his actions.

“I let everybody down yesterday with my actions,” Alosi said. “My actions were inexcusable and irresponsible.”

On Monday night Sal Alosi was suspended without pay for the rest of the season, including the playoffs, and fined an additional $25,000.

He will begin serving his suspension immediately and have no access to the team’s practice facility. 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.”

“It’s on me,” a contrite Alosi said.


The league reviewed the incident in which Alosi stuck his left knee out and tripped Dolphins cornerback Nolan Carroll, who was covering a punt in the third quarter of Miami’s 10-6 win.

“I wasn’t thinking,” Alosi said. “If I could go back and do it again, I sure as heck would take a step back. It was just a situation where I wasn’t thinking.”

Carroll, a rookie, fell to the turf and lay there for several minutes grabbing one of his legs before walking off. He returned in the fourth quarter. Carroll twice broke his right leg while playing: once ending his senior season in high school and again in his senior season at Maryland.

“I’m extremely thankful that my actions yesterday didn’t result in any significant injury to Nolan or any other players,” Alosi said.

He added that he apologized by phone to both Carroll and Dolphins coach Tony Sparano, and spoke to Jets owner Woody Johnson, coach Rex Ryan and general manager Mike Tannenbaum about the situation.

It’s the latest embarrassing incident for the team that starred on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” during the summer.

The Jets were investigated by the NFL in September for their treatment of a female television reporter. The league responded to the situation involving Ines Sainz of TV Azteca by developing a workplace conduct program, underwritten by Johnson, to educate players and staffs of all 32 teams.

A few weeks later, wide receiver Braylon Edwards was arrested for drunken driving.

Star cornerback Darrelle Revis was ticketed for speeding while driving to the team’s facility for a meeting before a practice in October.

At a news conference in Miami, Sparano said Alosi sounded humbled and sorry when they spoke Sunday night.

“I’m not going to get into it a whole lot here fellas, but to be honest with you, it’s out of my hands,” Sparano said. “It’s in a million other people’s hands right now, but not in mine. … I don’t like what happened because a player could’ve gotten hurt, seriously hurt, but that’s where it is.”

Dolphins linebacker Karlos Dansby took a swipe at Ryan after the game when he heard about the incident.

“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.”

Carroll, who had an interception in the first quarter to set up a field goal, said after the game that he was not angry about the incident.

“We got a ‘W.’ That’s not my problem,” Carroll said. “That’s the Jets’ problem. We just move on. I felt contact, but I’ve got to watch film. I can’t comment on it right now.”

Alosi was with the Jets from 2001-2005, then worked for the Falcons for one season before returned to New York in 2007 as the head trainer.

Alosi was a linebacker for Hofstra from 1996-2000, and even earned an award for sportsmanship and fair play both on and off the field during his college career.

“You’re asking me to give you a logical explanation to an illogical act,” he said. “I can’t do that. I can’t explain that.”

1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg talks with Jets fans

Throughout the tri-state area on Monday, football fans were left wondering what Alosi was thinking about.

“Oh that ain’t right. Come on now. You can’t do that. You can’t do that,” Astoria resident Maria Stone told CBS 2’s Scott Rapoport.

So what about it? What about fair play. What about sportsmanship and setting a good example? We know sometimes players go off the rails, but coaches?

“For a coach to do something like that tells me he’s a little over invested … to the point of being immature,” psychologist Dr. Jeffrey Gardere said.

You have to go back more than 30 years ago when legendary Ohio State coach Woody Hayes threw a haymaker at an opposing player to top something like this.

Over at Lodi High School in New Jersey, students, athletes and academics alike were taken aback when they saw the trip the day after.

“If he can’t follow the rules and regulations and moral code set by the organization he works for, he should have no business working there,” said Jacob Rosen, a junior at Lodi High School.

“It’s wrong because coaches are supposed to be setting examples for their players. And if they’re doing something like that everyone else that’s looking up to them are gonna think there’s no point to it. They’re supposed to be role models,” varsity soccer player Harsharan Kaur added.

Sports needs more stand up guys, not fall guys.

Statement from New York Jets

December 13, 2010 — The New York Jets today suspended without pay Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Sal Alosi for the remainder of the 2010 season, including any playoff games, and fined him an additional $25,000 for his conduct during Sunday’s game versus the Miami Dolphins. The announcement was made by Jets General Manager Mike Tannenbaum.
Alosi’s suspension begins immediately. During this period, he will have no access to the team’s practice facility nor any interaction with coaches or players as it pertains to his job function. He will be eligible to return to the facility on the day following the team’s final game of the 2010 season.

“After reviewing the facts and consulting with the league office, we determined that this was the most appropriate discipline,” said Jets General Manager Mike Tannenbaum. “I have spoken with Sal. He understands the severity of his actions and has apologized to all parties involved in the incident. There is no place in the game for this type of behavior and his conduct falls disappointingly short of our expectations for anyone associated with the New York Jets. I have also reminded all members of the organization with sideline access that it is both a priority and their responsibility to maintain a safe environment.”

Alosi said: “I accept responsibility for my actions and respect the team’s decision.”

Statement from New York Jets Head Strength & Conditioning Coach Sal Alosi

“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 Woody, Mike and Rex. I accept responsibility for my actions as well as any punishment that follows.”

Comments (312)
  1. Denny Johnson says:

    Vick can go to jail and still play…….. an error in judgement by a coach might be slightly “less” of an incident.

    1. Dennis C. says:

      notice the position, posture and stance of the other five Jets staff people in the video. This was not a random act of punk behavior by one dope.

  2. Gretchen M says:

    He apologized, showed remorse and is accepting his punishment. He will become a better person because of this. Quit throwing stones, unless, of course, YOU have never had a lapse of judgement and made a mistake.

    1. stevecee says:

      I agree with Gretchen. But I do think anyone who has never made a stupid mistake has the right to blast the guy. I wish I could take back all (or at least, most) of my stupid knee-jerk reactions.

      1. Knee jerk reation lol says:

        Now thats punny stuff right there – Larry

  3. Chawney says:

    Like father like son. I still remember Buddy Ryan as Eagles head coach deliberately told his player to hit the Vikings quarterback below the knees.
    Also who released the Favre dirty phone-email messages on the eve of Jets Vikings game this season. Jets players are great but the coaches truly suck. Rex is a bully and plays dirty

  4. bubba says:

    A coach tripping a player or hitting him with a baseball bat is not all that offensive compared to say watching what the Houston Texans coaching staff does every week. At least this Jet’s coach realized a game was being played.

  5. spusa says:

    I think the punishment is fair. Alosi now has the suspension period to reflect on what he did, the poor example he set for his wife, children and the organization, and commit to being a better husband, father and sportsman.

    If he spends his time and effort to once again become the type of person who received a sportsmanship award during his career at Hofstra, then he will have redeemed himself. If he does not spend that time wisely, he will fail again.

    Simple as that.

    1. olgare says:

      Simple. I agree.

  6. olgare says:

    Watta bunch of whiners. Alosi (who was wearing no equipment) or anyone for that matter would automatically brace themselves against what looked like a certain impact by a runner. All you cry babies see how you might react to the same scenario. These guys are trained to act instantly to these kinds of movements. It’s football for crise sake . . . grow a couple.

    1. jim hicks says:

      i agree, the player ran to close

    2. Pat, Floral; Park,NY says:

      you are a MORON!!!! bracing for impact??? how by sticking out your knee??? The oplayer should havegotten up and decked this a$#hole. He should have been fired. There is not room for that kind of action in pro sports. I am a die hard Jets fan, who is now embarrassed to say I am a Jets fan. This team is shameful. the coach should have backed up out of the way.PERIOD. You see it in every game. A player goes out of bounds and the sidelines back up and get out of the way. Some even help the opposing player up. THAT IS SPORTMANSHIP, not intentionally tripping someone. It shows you never played a game in your life. You cupcake.

      1. David, Las Vegas,NV says:

        Calm down, Remember what Jesus said “He who is without sin, let him cast the first stone.”

      2. stevecee says:

        And I guess calling those with whom you disagree, “morons” and “a$$holes” and suggesting someone respond with physical violence, shows sound judgment.

  7. jb80538 says:

    What this guy did was totally wrong but I also don’t see why the player was so far out of bounds covering a punt. That doesn’t make sense either.

  8. Lurkio says:

    The guy tripped should have got up and broke this losers leg.
    The Game of “football” generally is a joke in the states, there are TWO TEAMS on each side, there is OXYGEN on the bench, there are frequent COMMERCIAL BREAKS allowing recovery time.
    You losers are just lousy sportsmen full stop, why not go play a proper sport like Rugby, or more suitably BALLROOM DANCING!!!!!>

    1. RDE says:

      Rugby! So that we can get blank stares and accept socialism.

      1. Lurkio says:

        You already got the Socialism. DHUR!!!!!

    2. Lurkio's mommy says:

      Somebody has an inferiority complex! AHAHAHAHA

    3. Lurkio's mommy says:

      Hey Lurkio, Alsoi has been amply punished – in addition to suspension without pay and a $25,000 fine, he’s been sentenced to a fate worse than death….that’s right, he’s REQUIRED to watch 16 hours of rugby. OUCH! He’ll be comatose from boredom within an hour.

    4. stevecee says:

      Maybe we Americans can embrace soccer. I personally know I need more sleep.

      1. Rugby memories says:

        No if you want sleep watch cricket especially England vs West Indies.
        Now rugby – ahh I’ve played since I was 5 years old. Ahh the memories. Cleats in the face kicks in the shin in the scrum – three guys double my size charging at me. The communal showers, beating from the PE coach ahh the memories.

        EX WELSH MAN LIVING IN TEXAS – the only flag with a dragon

  9. jillian says:

    The comment that this arrogant coach was bracing himself for impact was the icing on the cake. The other comments made by self-proclaimed guys who “have played ball” (i.e. high school or tag team) condoning this dirty deal are probably the same guys who sit in the stands and verbally berate their kids while playing pee wee sports. What a load of crock.

  10. Confused says:

    No excuse at all for this guy, but if players do the same thing, how come they aren’t fired?

  11. sam donovan says:

    I’m not a lawyer so can someone explain why what Alosi did wasn’t assault? He was not an an active competitor and his actions had the potential of causing serious injury. Seems to me he’s lucky to not be out on bail.

    1. Bail jumper says:

      Sam – if you are on the field then horse collars, helmet spikes and tackles are ok. On the street it’s different. Assault would be the case but not here.

      Thanks for asking – check some other posts.
      Remeber boxers go through worse treatment and get paid millions they just can’t remember.

  12. The Good Samaritan says:

    Mr. Alosi is being used as a scpaegoat here. This is not the first time this has happened.

    Nolan Carroll(the Dolphins player)is the real culprit since he dove into Mr. Alosi.

    It seems like the NFL commissioner is making an example of Mr. Alosi because he is Italian.

    The Good Samaritan has spoken.

    1. Winston_S_C says:

      You have to be joking, Alosi was a filthy POS doing what he did.

      No excuse

      1. The Good Samaritan says:

        Why wasn’t there an investigation to see if Mr. Carroll made racial ephitets towards him.

      2. jt says:

        What the hell are you talking about, Samaritan?

      3. The Samaritan is a lush says:

        Is he still here -that Samaritan guy – I told him I can see him working but all he does is post comments after his Jose Cuervo lunch.

        I’ll see if we can get an internet tracker at work soon – geez overpaid underworked,

        IT department assistant

    2. Cobra Blue says:

      More crying! Hey guys…man up. Why is it just about everyday some guy in the news is crying? Grow some balls and man-up for God sake. Obviously the feminization of America is working. This isn’t sad..its sick.

    3. truth detector says:

      you are an idiot sir. race baiting idiot! you have no business adding to the ugly truth of what Alosi did by bringing his race into it. race had nothing to do with this situation until you put it there. what race are you?

      1. No Sir says:

        He’s part of the human race, don’t call him Sir – he’s a lush – likes the attention

    4. real samaritan says:

      haaaaaaaa because he is Italian????, yeah right just watch the film.

      I hope Alosi learns a real honest-to-god lesson from this. Either that or he should be let go asap.

    5. real samaritan says:

      Who discriminates against Italians anyway!? that is the dumbest comment on the board so far!

    6. stevecee says:

      Sure GS, this whole thing centers around anti-Italian sentiment. Why couldn’t I have figured that out?

  13. Davi Dean OKeeefe says:

    He made over 200 tackles as a Nole, including one that stunned a national TV audience
    Dan Whitehurst was a big ol’ linebacker from a little South Georgia town. During the 1970 – 72 seasons at FSU , Dan brought down many opposing ball carriers with teeth-rattling tackles. But the one that older Noles remember best goes back to Thanksgiving night in 1970. FSU was playing Houston, the final game on the turkey day TV menu. The Noles had a fairly stout defense that year, but Houston took advantage of a key second half injury and…But let’s allow Whitehurst himself to tell the story.

    “We were ahead 26 – 12 at the half. And then Tommy Warren (QB) dislocated his shoulder and didn’t tell Coach Henning (offensive coordinator Dan Henning). So he was throwing wounded ducks out in the flats, and they kept intercepting for touchdowns. And on the third one that was going for a touchdown, the guy (Nick Holm) came down our sideline and (Bill) Parcells said ‘somebody oughta get him.’ And I go, ‘I got him, coach.’ So I held onto Parcell’s arm and reached out just as far as I could — I had to lean way out there to get him with my foot to trip him. So I didn’t even think, I just did it on impulse.”

  14. Traci says:

    These Physiology explanations are hilarious — taking a step back is the natural reaction – especially when you are not suited up.

    What a crock. The guy was wrong. just deal with it! Tacky and unsportsmanlike

    1. DR Physiology says:

      Your not man full of testosterone nor competed in a full contact sport. You have no idea nor suspect what goes through a mans mind.

      1. James says:

        Dr Moron is a better suited name – Please, I’m a man andplayed football but I’m intelligent enough to know when I’m not on the field and when I am. This guy should be tossed for shear stupidy alone.

      2. DR Physiology says:

        James what a bunch bull###. I imagine you never played anything. That coach’s adrenaline was flowing which helped to precipitate his reactions.

      3. jeff says:

        that would be s-h-e-e-r, genius

  15. Traci says:

    What are the Jets waiting on- The League has suspended Alosi — and now its up to the Jets to tell him – adiós. Given the opportunity to do the right thing- the Jets Low Life organization is looking to have him come back next year – FOR WHAT.

    Tell this Bum to pack his bags — dont come back.

    1. Howie says:

      Did you even read the article Traci? He was suspended and fined BY THE JETS. The NFL will do nothing further and I’m sure he will be gone for good once the season is over. You will get your pound of flesh.

      1. Shylock says:

        A pound of flesh no more no less – Shylock

        If you prick us do we not bleed, if you tickle us do we not laugh

        I laugh in your general direction – Traci is hot

  16. Michael Cole says:

    A classless act from a classless organization. Wow! What’s next Ryan?

    Why are we still talking about this loser the next day? Any other NFL coach would have fired this a$$hole by now.

    All those guys standing with SA need a talking to also, especially the guy right next to him! What, did he think that was funny or something?

  17. DR Physiology says:

    He was obviously bracing for an impact, which is a instinctive and reflexive physical response and action, also it was appearing out from the side of his peripheral vision. I think he should be excused for his self preservation reflex. He obviously admitted fault out of extreme pressure and the presence of the video that misinterprets his true intentions. He should be faulted for being so easily swayed by public opinion.

    1. norman says:

      If he was that close to the play, it was his responsibility to MOVE OUT OF THE WAY. You are making an excuse for the inexcusable.

      1. DR Physiology says:

        The coach obviously has played football his entire life and therefore has been trained to brace for impact and not flee from pending impact. Football players have been conditioned to readily accept impacts and donot shy from it as readily as the average person. Its called conditioning.

    2. James says:

      You must be imitating a Jersey Guy! I see now that this must be sarcasm since no person with even average intelligence actually thinks this way.

      Very Funny – Only steriod indcued Jersey guys would defend this punk!

      1. Irene says:

        First of all you must be from New York because that’s really what you mean!
        People from New Jersey wouldn’t bother tripping someone. It’s the New York Jets even if they do play in the Meadowlands.

    3. moe jamath says:

      super troll

  18. Brad Collins says:

    I don’t want this bum’s apology. The apology is BS anyway. Every bum apologizes. The apology means nothing. Alosi is a bum. Fire this bum. Another thug from NY. What a surprise.

    1. Dean from Ohio says:

      I hope you never need to apologize to someone else!

  19. Adam Smith says:

    One other point. Several Jets coaches were standing by Alosi. I don’t know if they saw what he was doing or not. But if they did an failed to pull him back they should be fired too.
    Failure to deal with this at the level of the individuals and the organization that allowed this act disrespecting the rules of the game in an absolutely unique and unacceptable manner – something I have not seen in 50 years watching pro football – if not dealt with severely will happen again and will eventually lead to permanent injuries to a player and liability for the league. Football teams are under pressure, intense pressure to win. If you can cheat with minor penalty you will find teams who will cheat and take the risk with the safety of other players. Retaliation will follow. Take a look at hockey.

  20. blor says:

    this all starts at the top he is just following Ryan’s led

  21. Adam Smith says:

    Fact: Carroll was pushed out of bounds by the Jets. No fault on his part. Films show it.
    Fact: Alosi’s knee was bent in a tripping position for some seconds then lunged forward to complete the trip with perfect timing. Unambiguously intentional act.
    Reality: Alosi meant to influence the game by injuring the Dolpphins player
    Fact: No assistant to a significant high values football coach – a Lombardi or Shula or Landry or Grant or Noll of Gibbs or Walsh etc – would ever have considered such blatant cheating.
    Fact: Alosi must be fined, fired and barred for life from the game. This is unacceptable
    Fact: The culture of an organization flows from the head of the organization down. The Head coach of the jets has created an atmosphere where this sort of miscreant festered. The NFL must make an example of the Jets for this significant enough that it NEVER happens again – loss of draft picks, fines etc

  22. tyler says:

    what gets me is it looks like a few members of the coaching staff were ready to do the same thing – all standing in a line – reminds me of the “wall” in soccer. Why isn’t anyone asking about the other coaches in the lineup, standing toe to toe, shoulder to shoulder?

    1. bubba says:

      Sal just peaked career-wise and will be available for assignments at the local gym next week

    2. Adam Smith says:

      The fact that he was not fired on the spot is shocking. I think that if an assistant for a Shula or a Landry or a Noll or a Walsh or a Landry, if they did this, would be fired in a nanosecond. The fact that Ryan did not says volumes about the man, his values, his organization and his leadership.

  23. Roy says:

    this guy looked like Reggie Jackson during the World Series vs the Dodgers, clearly cheating and impeding the path of the ball.

  24. Some dude says:

    What was the rule the coach broke that deserves a penalty? He was where he was supposed to be behind the white line.

    1. ON the side - a little bit says:

      Well it’s not so much a rule as simply sticking out a knee when you’re not in uniform. You see if you are in the green then you can spike, rake, poke bite, spit and scrath and get paid. If you are wearing warm ups not so much. It’s all percetion but and video it leads to lots of good CNN time, apologies and beating with a wet noddle.
      Some other dude

    2. jetswin says:

      you’re a drooling idiot dude. period. an explanation would be way beyond you.

    3. Adam Smith says:

      The rule is that non-players are not allowed to touch players in the course of the play. Carroll had been pushed out of bounds by the Jets but was eligible to re-enter. Alosi had no business touching him. If you think he did than anyone by the sideline could legally clothesline any player who stepped out of bounds. Clear rules violation. 100% beyond the shadow of a doubt. Alosi broke the rule and acknowledged it. The people who rise to the defense of rule-breakers should look in the mirror and ask themselves what their own values are.

  25. CBS local staff says:

    Thanks for all the posts – I see that some people with internet access actually have time on their hands to post a tidbit or two concerning the alleged mishap.
    Have a great week and enoy the playoffs. Btw we have a position open as a training coach soon.
    See you at the Super bowl

    1. Robert says:

      Alleged. The guy admits it and you say alleged. Nice impartiality there.

      1. Alleged for now says:

        I admit to driving fast this morning but it may not be a fact. It’s alleged at least before the fine and final penalty action. Under NFL rules there is immediate action and alleged follow up action. Apologies just give the press and mainstream media a sound bite to publish. The real aplogy is the $10,000 fine and loss of privileges at the NFL bank. Coaches get to write checks in advance for 30 days without money in an account. Loss of check writing goes a long way.
        Sports writer – associated press

  26. This guy was running down the sideline WAY out of bounds. And NO FLAG! The refs need to start calling games fair, and some of this can be avoided. What the guy did was wrong, but if some player was running down the sidelines, illegally, and the refs weren’t doing anything about it, I’d trip the guy too.

    1. dana says:

      dude do you watch football? This is not a penalty. On punts, the cover guy on the outside always gets pushed out of bounds and is allowed to return back into play. This happens on pretty much every punt. It isn’t illegal.

      1. Many punts says:

        So many punts – so little time – but then again – I did it my way.
        Tanya Harding

    2. rod says:

      Thanks for saving me the time writing the same thing. WAY out of bounds … the player brought it on himself.

      1. RObert says:

        Read Dana’s post above. Watch a game or two before you comment. Moron.

      2. Jeff says:

        Once again, the player was blocked out of bounds which happens on virtually every punt. It’s not against the rules and the people on the sidelines are expected to get out of the way. That’s why they give sideline warnings – to let a team know they are too close and to back up.

    3. PTF57 says:

      What if it was your son? Wouldn’t it be just hysterical if you ended his career with a cheap shot like this?
      Take this mentality to the next level. Why not just clothesline the guy or hit him with a bat? “He shouldn’t have been here so I have the right to do whatever the hell I feel like.”
      I’m also sure you’d be brave enough to face the guy when he stood up to knock your lights out, which you would deserve.

    4. Adam Smith says:

      Dana is absolutely right. Carroll was pushed out of bounds by the Jets – as seen on the film. He can legally leave the field and re-enter the field and legitimately play as long as he is not the ball carrier. This is no penalty, hence no flag.

  27. dbwd says:

    Look at him. Punk.

  28. MIKE says:

    FIRE THIS J-E-R-K!!!

    1. Ron Darlington says:

      I think he saw that Buffalo Wild Wings commercial too many times.

  29. PTF57 says:

    I’d like to see the guy brought up on assault charges. That’s what it was, pure and simple. Since Carroll isn’t filing them, the Jets ought to can him.

    There’s enough career-ending injuries in the sport without idiots like this guy. It would have been quite an enjoyable irony if his knee had been split open or busted when he did this

  30. Leo says:

    Sometimes it’s 90% reflex. I stood on the sideline a few times.

    1. Repeat offender 90% of the time says:

      Leo – how many folks did you nail in the leg as a reflex – can you please refrain from charlie horsing others.
      Ms Jefferson your 3rd grade PE coach.

    2. Kazzim says:

      I’m glad you aren’t on the sidelines anymore.

  31. Mary Wright Pippert says:

    What was the point? The guy was already out of bounds. Just stupid actioin.

    1. Russell Orr Bird Brady says:

      Mary Wright__so if he wasn’t out of bounds, it would have been a smart “actioin”???

      1. Smart actioin is smart says:

        If he was in bounds he could have been horse collared or face masked. No problem with assoult there hmmmmm. Ten feet makes a difference in court — I think not – they are payed millions to run into eachother everyday. Kinda like boxers, paid to pummel eachother, oh and basketball is a non contact sport too , just ask Manu.
        Go spurs

  32. JBarnes says:

    I think that the NFL should mandate that Sal Alosi be enlisted into the US Army and after basic traiining (assuming he can finish basic training without getting fragged by his classmates) go straight to Afghanistan and walk point on patrols. Let him experience what real men do.

    1. Alex says:

      Real men don’t fight in fake wars.

      1. Fumi says:

        Real men sit on computers and take cheap swipes at other posters.

      2. Richard says:

        Tell the soilders that are dying for our country in Iraq and Afghanistan that those are “fake” wars. How can military action that was engaged in with the overwhelming support of Congress on both sides of the aisle be considered “fake”? I guess we were attacked on 9-11 by “fake” terriorists?

      3. Joe says:

        Alex your a tool.

      4. Gene Stephens says:


        I’m sure you wouldn’t know a fake war from a San Francisco bath house. Grab a rifle and see for yourself hero. Plenty of room up front.

      5. Russell Orr Bird Brady says:

        the only “real men” Alex knows are the ones on top of him

      6. Bragar says:

        Seriously? You actually wrote this regarding a sports story?? You libs must hate everything every minute, every hour, everyday! I can actually see your face, sour and frowning. Good!

      7. Alex loves real men says:

        Not on top – behind – in the rear with the gear -actuall yjust in the rear with a beer.
        Back up

  33. JoeyFaz says:

    This definitely on Rex Ryan. He enourages this type of attitude through his words and actions. Too bad there wasn’t another dolphins player following Carroll to check this guy into next week “accidentally”.

    1. Adam Smith says:

      A fish rots from the head down. The culture of an organization flows from its leader down. Ryan’s leadership and the Jets ownership allowed a culture in which this miscreant could injure a defenseless player with a cheap shot, breaking the rules in a manner I have not seen in 50 years watching pro ball, and think he it was acceptable. In an organization with real values an leadership by a great Coach – a Landry or Lombardy or Shula or Walsh or Grant or Knoll – such cheating would never occur. NEVER.

  34. Ken says:

    The Real story here is about Nolan Carroll . He was dispicably tripped by a N.Y. Jets coach with the foulest of intent. The way carroll reacted is to be commended. He dusted himself off, and continued to play the game without malice towards any. This is the highest level of sportsmanship and dignity wich a human being can render.

    Nolan Carrol Should be awarded a National Sportsmanship award for his behavior. This Sportsmanship trophy should be named after him and awarded every year to an athelete of any sport who displays such selfless Sportsmanship.

    Nolan Carrol’s sportsmanship displayed on the field and off the field is the Highest order of dignity,courage,and sportsmanship wich a human being is capable of displaying. Mr. Carrol is an example of decency and dignity wich is a role model for society and all people. His dignity must be rewarded and memorialized to remind people of the BEST of wich sports and sportsmen has to offer. Thank God he was not permanently injured and/or disabled from this dispacable and cowardly act commited against him.

    1. RodMiller says:

      Nolan … Is ken your alias?

      The tripper has character too. At least he didn’t try to lie his way out of it by claiming self-defense.

    2. Stafford says:

      BTW Nolan Carroll is the son of Jenifer Carroll the new Lieutenant Govenor of Florida

    3. Adam Smith says:

      Carrol did behave in a high character manner. The contrast between his behavior in trusting that the system will deal with the transgression and the dispicable behavior of Alosi, of the Jets organization for creating a culture in which such a micreant could think this was a do-able action and of the low-life commenters who try to justify this act is pretty interesting. I am glad Carrol was not injured. Knowing what a high character his Mother, the Lieutenant Governor of Florida is, I am not surprised at his character. I am surprised that there are so many people with values so low as to try to justify Alosi’s actions.

  35. MrNiceGuy says:

    Anybody who tries to justify what this guy did or make excuses for his actions is as big of a POS as he is.

  36. farleftliberalnutjob says:

    after watching the jets lions game there is no doubt now that the jets are the dirtiest team in the NFL


  37. Homer S says:

    I think he should be allowed to become the next head of the Cowboys.

  38. DK says:

    Fire the coach who tripped that kid. It was disgraceful He could have ruined that kids career. A Low life move and he admitted he did it. The Jets are done Im a season ticket holder and I just wonder if they can even beat Buffalo to finish the season I cant believe i actually sent money in for playoff tickets

  39. JP says:

    Typical of any New York fan doesn’t matter which sporting team, as fans they are the arm pit of the nation. and have nor respect for anyone but themselfs.

    1. JP rocks on psellin says:

      Well JP we ourselves at least passed the 10th grade and can use proper grammer. So get out your English books and don’t be so hypocritcal next time you want to administer corporal or written smites in the ether that a fundamentally miniscule portion of the demographic readers will purvey.
      NY STATE UNIVERSITY – chief of english education

      1. Mark H. says:

        Funny a “chief of english education” cannot capitalize or spell “grammar” correctly.

      2. Kathy says:

        Really, NYSU??? Chief of English Education and you can’t spell the word GRAMMAR? Seriously? You know, if you’re going to pounce on someone for not having good grammar, the least you should be is good at it yourself…BUT this is not a grammatical error, it’s a spelling error…even still, Chief of English Education and you can’t spell grammar? LAUGH, LAUGH, LAUGH!!!!

      3. be nice to grand ma says:

        Ah you are so quick to smite me myselfs (see above) and I – go see your grand ma for christmas.
        Chief of edumacation

      4. Russell Orr Bird Brady says:

        Sorry, I was educated in Mass. Therefore I did not have the benefit of the NY State University department of English Education. Could someone please tell me…what is a “demographic reader”?

      5. Susan knows says:

        Kathy don’t say anything about the other night here. We can still be friends. Susan – ps I got new batteries 🙂

      6. AboveYourStation says:

        How about “…don’t be so hypocritical THE next time you want…”. Grammer? You kill me. “…smites in the ETHER…”? Seriously?

  40. BB says:

    Crazy action by a supposed professional coach. Unacceptable. However, I believe the player did a MAJOR acting job. The Dolphins player had to have been hit harder playing Pee Wee football and he acted like we was speared with a helmet and had a life threatening concussions after the trip.

    1. Israel says:

      also, hypocritical is misspelled.

      1. I misspoke misspelled says:

        Ishmael – i’m sorry i mispelt misspelled – but i’ll do better in the future – glad you could assist – I need help to use more than 3 fingers to type – thanks

  41. ash says:

    The Jets are the most classless team in the NFL and are experiencing the swift decline that they rightly deserve

  42. riley says:

    Jerry Jones will want to name him the new head coach! How about NO FELONS IN THE NFL? Oops they couldn’t field a team! What a con game!

  43. Chris says:

    Typical NY thuggery. Jets, Giants, Yankees…whatever. Classless teams to represent classless fans. Derek Lowe even stated he’ll probably go to Texas because of the vile behavior of NY fans towards his wife.

    Way to stay classy, Big Apple.

  44. Bruce White says:

    Why not post the clip from this?

  45. Nice move he was out of bounds says:

    Yes a good move stopping an ILLEGAL player (out of bounds from getting to play. He would have been flagged anyway. The braided one did a nice flop. Good move – NFL playbook 2010 states “any player strting or going out of bounds cannot complete a legal play”….
    Coach Jirection (Hugh)

    1. Sam says:

      So you are saying the coach did nothing wrong then??? How do you justify it?

      Granted the player was out of bounds but it does not excuse what this coach did. It was WRONG, plain and simple.

    2. Dream Out Loud says:

      You should learn the rules of football before you come on here. In every single NFL game a punt “burner” steps out of bounds. He is not “illegal” in any way. The rules mandate that he not run out of bounds on his own volition (he can be blocked out) and if he ever ends up out of bounds, he is to re-enter the field of play as soon as possible (he can’t run behind the Jets’ bench and then re-enter 40 yards down field. He complied with these rules and was in no way “illegal.”

      nice try.

      1. Mark in FL says:

        I think “can’t complete a legal play” means he can’t touch the ball, but he can absolutely still make a tackle.

  46. Good move out of bounds sneak thief says:

    Yes I agree – he should have tripped up a yard stealer heading up the side lines OUT OF BOUNDS who was going to come back in the field of play. Under 1998 rules of the NFL anyone out of bounds is able to be fined. This just saved a flag. It’s good that the braided one took a dive. Nice stealthy move give him a raise.
    Coach Hugh Jirection

    1. Sam says:

      MORON of the MONTH candidate.

    2. Kevin says:

      It is also interesting that the player hit the coach so hard that the coach’s leg didnt move. The clip that I saw showed the coach standing still before and after the impact, not like he stuck his knee out at the last minute. Are we sure the player didnt take a dive?

      1. m says:

        then why did he apologize?
        i guess u dont read so well ?

        Statement from New York Jets Head Strength & Conditioning Coach Sal Alosi

        “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 Woody, Mike and Rex. I accept responsibility for my actions as well as any punishment that follows.”

      2. Adam Smith says:

        The coach can be seen to have braced himself and leaned his weight into the trip. It is not hard to trip a defenseless person. It is also not hard to injure a defenseless person when tripping them. Alosi admits he did the trip. Carrol is the fastest Dolphin running flat out after being pushed out of bounds by the Jets and legitimately attempting to come back in bounds (all legal under the rules). Carrol was injured afterwards although eventually he got back into the game. Did you not watch the film or are you seeking to make excuses for this micreant? and for the organization that allowed a culture where a coach could think it okay to cheat in a manner putting a player’s health at risk, a young guy in his first year doing his best to create a career. Where is your head at?

    3. Robert says:

      Funny how you call yourself Coach but don’t know the rules. Let me help: Kicking team player voluntarily out of bounds during a punt is a 5 yard penalty. Note the word ‘voluntarily’. This guy was forced out by the receiveing team.

  47. gator says:

    Maybe Miami should run a play in this guy’s direction and block the hell out of him?

  48. CB says:


      1. Your Guiding Light "Captain" Louis Albano says:

        That tape has been DOCTORED!!

        It is an optical illusion.

  49. steve stubb says:

    F•cking childish! How about banning him from ever coaching again…

    1. Eileen PRESSLER says:

      Yeah, this guy is not a couch, he is a child. I bet he’d be the kind of pres. Obama is.

      1. Living room rug says:

        I think he’s more of a sofa or love seat than a couch.

  50. Ernest Lane says:

    I don’t fault that coach at all. He was behind the white “no go” line, and the defensive player was in it, out of bounds. Even if he had been forced out, he had made no attempt to re-enter the field of play, which he is supposed to do. The defensive player was running out-of-bounds to avoid being blocked. If there was any wrongdoing, it was by the player.

    1. jww says:

      Sorry, but you can see the coach bend down so that his knee goes into the white area & gets in the way of the player. And, he was forced out. He is not required to make a beeline to get back in bounds, just to reenter the field quickly. It was a totally cheap shot by the coach. No way can you say otherwise. Why else did he change his hat then discard it totally later on. He knew he was wrong.

    2. frjimt says:

      what are you smoking or sniffing?
      the guy who gets hurt is responsible?
      how about the coach stepping back………..
      he deserves a knee up his keester……….
      maybe you could explain that to his proctologist!

      1. Good deep says:

        As a highly rated proctologist i can tell you that a patella or tibia lodged in the anal sphincter is not conducive to proper posture.
        Dr Bad. Depthperception

    3. Robert says:

      Sad, really. You know about the ‘no-go’ line, but apparently that’s the limit of your knowledge. JWW said it in his post: he was forced out and all you have to do is get back onto the field. If you look at the still pic in the story you see which way he was headed: back onto the field. He doesn’t have to follow the 90 degree cart rule (let me know if you need that explained too). Way to condone a moronic act based on a faulty premise.

    4. Ernest Lane iza Loser says:

      Ernest you sound like a classy guy. Maybe their is a place for you on the Jets team; looks like you’d fit right in.

      1. Bradlee TheDawg says:

        It’s “there is a place…” not “their is a place” or “they’re is a place” I bet you don’t know the difference between “to, too, two”, you’re /your our/are etc. the web has made us illiterate .

    5. Sam says:

      You are kidding, right? No one can be that stupid to justify what that coach did.

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