EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (AP) - The New York Jets assistant coach who tripped Miami Dolphins player 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.
Update, TUE 12 PM: Sal 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.
Alosi stuck out his left knee on the sideline and tripped Dolphins cornerback Nolan Carroll, who was covering a punt in the third quarter of Miami's 10-6 win Sunday.
Previously: The Miami Dolphins turned two early turnovers into their only points, beating the flat New York Jets 10-6 Sunday at the rainy Meadowlands.
But what everyone is talking about is the fact that Dolphins cornerback Nolan Carroll was tripped by the New York Jets' strength and conditioning coach on the sideline while covering a punt during the third quarter of Miami's 10-6 victory Sunday.
The rookie fell to the turf while running down the sideline, and the Jets' Sal Alosi later admitted he interfered with Carroll. "I made a mistake that showed a total lapse in judgment," Alosi said in a statement released by the Jets about two and a half hours after the game. "My conduct was inexcusable and unsportsmanlike and does not reflect what this organization stands for."
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