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Sal Alosi apologizes, will accept “any punishment”

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We’ve heard a few suggestions that the intentional trip by Jets strength & conditioning coach Sal Alosi on Sunday wasn’t that big of a deal.  A media creation.

That’s a ridiculous notion.  The Jets clearly know it’s a big deal and the league will have their say soon enough.

Alosi released a statement on Sunday night, after the Jets already apologized for the incident.

“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 [Johnson], Mike [Tannebaum] and Rex [Ryan.] I accept responsibility for my actions as well as any punishment that follows.”

Miami players and media are calling for Alosi to be fired. That seems unlikely considering Ryan’s reported respect for Alosi.  He has no history of conduct problems.

We think the act deserves a league suspension, and we suspect that’s what will happen.

Photo courtesy of CBS.

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107 Responses to “Sal Alosi apologizes, will accept “any punishment””
  1. dfeltz says: Dec 12, 2010 10:08 PM

    If the Jets don’t fire this bum, its open season on them

  2. tiffpats4eva says: Dec 12, 2010 10:12 PM

    That’s awfully nice of him.

  3. andalohameansgoodbye says: Dec 12, 2010 10:13 PM

    Still waiting for someone to explain to me (from previous thread) why this is not considered a crime.

  4. joetoronto says: Dec 12, 2010 10:14 PM

    greekfreek says: Dec 12, 2010 9:05 PM

    To me it seems Alosi was stretching his quad muscle and did not see the Dolphins player running out of bounds. Should the NFL move all coaches farther away from the out of bounds lines? Maybe clear the first rows so they can take a seat. Give me a break, if you want to run out of bounds on the other teams side expect to get knocked on your azz.
    *********************************************************
    Care to change your tune?

  5. billsfan27 says: Dec 12, 2010 10:18 PM

    “My conduct was inexcusable and unsportsmanlike and does not reflect what this organization stands for…”

    Uh… yes. Yes it does.

  6. hobartbaker says: Dec 12, 2010 10:18 PM

    Ryan and the Jets gather tomorrow for another “groundbreaking” ceremony. No sign of Sal Alosi, but Rex says he thinks he may be staying in the same motel as Jimmy Hoffa.

  7. pooflingingmonkey says: Dec 12, 2010 10:18 PM

    The Jets should fire him. They won’t, but they should.

  8. Slim Charles says: Dec 12, 2010 10:19 PM

    If he’d have tripped a Steelers player there would be no punishment.

  9. Lisa (VikesPrincess) says: Dec 12, 2010 10:19 PM

    This guy should be fired. The players are at enough risk of injury playing on the field. Grown men shouldn’t behave in this fashion. Repulsive act by a tiny, bitter man.

  10. thetooloftools says: Dec 12, 2010 10:19 PM

    Cut him loose.
    He should know better and if he doesn’t,
    then that’s a bigger reason to hire him.

  11. hairpie says: Dec 12, 2010 10:20 PM

    how can he say that isnt what the jet organization stands for?? isnt that type of behavior EXACTLY what they stand for? they have been lying and cheating for years. is anyone surprised by this?

  12. ravenstwackle says: Dec 12, 2010 10:21 PM

    I agree, regardless of how much respect Rex has for this guy, he needs to be fired. There is no excuse or justification for what he did. I personally think coaches should be held to a higher standard.

  13. shaggytoodle says: Dec 12, 2010 10:22 PM

    That was a total donkey move on his part, at first I thought he tensed up thinking he’d get clipped cuz I didn’t see his foot move. After seeing it again I don’t think so, especially if he is apologizing for it.

    There is no place for stuff like that in this sport.

  14. Deb says: Dec 12, 2010 10:23 PM

    I hate to say a man should lose his job in these times, but actions have consequences, whether it’s Woody Hayes assaulting one of his players or a strength and conditioning coach assaulting an opposing player. Some lines you can’t cross during a football game, and if you don’t understand that, you need to find a new occupation.

  15. redrew says: Dec 12, 2010 10:23 PM

    After the game, Big Rex gave Sal Alosi a gameball and said, “Sal’s knee shot was the only goddam thing we did right all day. Now where’s my double-meat Italian BMT grinder?”

  16. ygkr85 says: Dec 12, 2010 10:24 PM

    C’moooooonnn. A split second poor decision by a competitive dude. He accepted responsibility and nobody is hurt.

    Suspend him for a short period if you want, but sounds like a grown man who knows he made a harmless mistake.

  17. lionsfan2014 says: Dec 12, 2010 10:25 PM

    Why does a strength and conditioning meathead, er coach need to be on the sideline during the game?

  18. pooflingingmonkey says: Dec 12, 2010 10:26 PM

    #Slim Charles says: Dec 12, 2010 10:19 PM

    “If he’d have tripped a Steelers player there would be no punishment.”

    If your Dad had just pulled out, we wouldn’t have to listen to you whine.

  19. golonger says: Dec 12, 2010 10:27 PM

    greekfreek = total moron!

  20. canadianvikingfaniii says: Dec 12, 2010 10:27 PM

    Burn the heretic!

  21. cletusvandam says: Dec 12, 2010 10:27 PM

    If this dirt ball doesn’t lose his job then the NFL is a complete joke. This is how the coaches on this team behave? Its no wonder sexual harassment and DUI’s are commonplace on this embarrassment of an organization

  22. raiderapologist says: Dec 12, 2010 10:27 PM

    A suspension won’t hurt much. He’s already a Jets hero for taking some heat off Sanchez. Ryan can support that guy and his family during a suspension just by passing up his second dessert.

  23. gta66 says: Dec 12, 2010 10:27 PM

    I think the appropriate punishment would be a suspension for the rest of the regular season that extends into to the entire post season. Including a $25,000 fine

  24. mrone50 says: Dec 12, 2010 10:28 PM

    Slim Charles says:
    Dec 12, 2010 10:19 PM
    If he’d have tripped a Steelers player there would be no punishment.

    ———————————————————————-

    A Steeler fan crying for absolutely no reason. Shocker!!!

  25. brownsclown says: Dec 12, 2010 10:28 PM

    Is this guy the strenght coach or Braylon Edwards’ hands coach? If he’s the later, the AFC East teams should throw him a party!

  26. tothefellowshipofthemiserable says: Dec 12, 2010 10:30 PM

    Hey Alosi ! The next time Rex goes for the doughnut, do what you do best. Stick your leg out !

  27. iownyou2 says: Dec 12, 2010 10:31 PM

    #
    hairpie says: Dec 12, 2010 10:20 PM

    how can he say that isnt what the jet organization stands for?? isnt that type of behavior EXACTLY what they stand for? they have been lying and cheating for years. is anyone surprised by this?
    —————————————————–

    Lying and cheating for years??? Really, please explain one instance Mr. Spytriots fan.

  28. Andre's Johnson says: Dec 12, 2010 10:32 PM

    They probably ought to bury the strength coach with the ball from the Patriots game.

    What a crap bag.

  29. vahawker says: Dec 12, 2010 10:32 PM

    What a low life and stupid on top of it. Does he not know there are probably a dozen cameras there? Can him and fine the Jets 250K. Suspend all sideline coaches for a game and fine James Harrison 45K just because.

    This IS the culture Rex Ryan has cultivated. It is what they stand for. If it wasn’t caught on tape I promise you they would all be laughing their butts off about it(probably still are)

  30. singletaryspants says: Dec 12, 2010 10:35 PM

    cut and dry, the guy is a dirtbag. roger should give this bum the pete rose treatment.

  31. rectumnearlykilledem says: Dec 12, 2010 10:37 PM

    If they fire him, I hope the Patriots hire him and make him team captain next week.

  32. firesparano says: Dec 12, 2010 10:38 PM

    @geekfreek –

    …..I almost gave a crap about acknowleding your existance! Piss off Jets fan and good riddance.

  33. georgeanderson2 says: Dec 12, 2010 10:41 PM

    Fine the organization and ban him from the sidelines. If the organization wants to suspend or fire him than that is up to them. He is not a player ,so he doesn’t adhere to the same rules. What he did has no place in football, it was something you don’t ever want to see in a game. A coach or representative of the organization can not make themselves a part of the game on the field. The organization needs to be held responsible for their employees and their fans actions while in attendance of a game. The Commish needs to begin holding the organizations and owners more responsible. The Commish is just the owners whipping boy, so until you have someone in that role who will hold up the integrity of the game by making owners accountable, this won’t be the last egregious act we see.

  34. importantpftcomment says: Dec 12, 2010 10:41 PM

    At the very least, the only acceptable punishment is for this guy to be fired.

    If you commit a crime, a lapse in judgment is not a valid defense. Nor should it be here!

  35. mrone50 says: Dec 12, 2010 10:42 PM

    this guy can go ahead and cancel xmas

  36. mean13 says: Dec 12, 2010 10:43 PM

    It’s official. Jets are Oakland Raiders East.

  37. texasphinsfan says: Dec 12, 2010 10:46 PM

    That coach is lucky Carroll was ok afterward. Nolan Carroll was down for a bit after that trip.

    What gets me is its a penalty if a Jets player does it. Completely ok if a Jets coach does it.

    Classless, but not a surprise coming from that organization.

  38. phintastic says: Dec 12, 2010 10:47 PM

    Witty as all get out…..

    pooflingingmonkey says:
    Dec 12, 2010 10:26 PM
    #Slim Charles says: Dec 12, 2010 10:19 PM

    “If he’d have tripped a Steelers player there would be no punishment.”

    If your Dad had just pulled out, we wouldn’t have to listen to you whine.

  39. richm2256 says: Dec 12, 2010 10:50 PM

    ygkr85 says:
    C’moooooonnn. A split second poor decision by a competitive dude. He accepted responsibility and nobody is hurt.

    Suspend him for a short period if you want, but sounds like a grown man who knows he made a harmless mistake.

    ————————————————
    So it’s all good unless he tears up a guy’s knee and ends his career, huh?

    You’re an idiot. It shouldn’t matter if the guy had a career ending injury or escaped unscathed; the intent was the same either way. If I robbed a bank, should I not be charged because I only got a little bit of money as oppossed to a million dollars?

    By the way, if you watched the clip you’d see that Carroll was hurt bad enough that he didn’t get up for a while. If the Jets want to appear to have one shred of integrity, they need to fire this guy …. tonight.

  40. realitypolice says: Dec 12, 2010 10:50 PM

    Listen, what this guy did was reprehensible and stupid, and I don’t mean to minimize it, but you’re talking about ruining a man’s life. If he loses his job, he’ll be poison and will never get another job in the league again.

    I mean, people on here calling him a dirt ball and a scum bag- are you sure about that? Do you know him?

    Don’t lump the guy in with the over paid millionaires in the NFL. This guy most likely works 80-90 hours a week for a very modest salary.

    A long suspension and a fine are legitimate. And certainly he never stands on the sideline again. But why is everyone so quick to call for his job?

    Let’s keep a little perspective here. This is a man scratching out a living doing what he loves who made a huge mistake.

    Lighten up.

  41. mrhappy2000 says: Dec 12, 2010 10:57 PM

    He did it a week early – if he waited for the Steelers game the league wouldn’t impose any repercussions.

  42. ravenstwackle says: Dec 12, 2010 11:00 PM

    @realitypolice

    Its easy to say “lighten up” and play the “what if” game, but what if Nolan Carroll got hurt seriously when Alosi tripped him – would you feel the same way?

  43. Andre's Johnson says: Dec 12, 2010 11:06 PM

    Hey, realitypolice:

    If this guy worked for any other team, maybe we would lighten up. But he works for the Jets, and this is the sort of gunslinging, act-first-think-later behavior that has become commonplace over there.

  44. dirtdawg55 says: Dec 12, 2010 11:06 PM

    How does anyone conclude this isn’t a big deal? A coach can’t make himself part of the action. Period.

    He should be suspended and the Jets fined. Not sure he should be fired, however the entire Jets staff and team should be forced to watch their last two games while endless loops of Rex Ryan saying they are a champion play in the background.

  45. snarkygurl says: Dec 12, 2010 11:07 PM

    Bury him beside the game ball from last Monday night…

    Seiously though, coaches should be held to a higher standard. One poster is so idiotic as to call this guy “competitive”. Maybe he was too illiterate to spell “crooked” or “corrupt”? I don’t know, but where I came from coaches and leaders in organized sports teach ethics, morals and help build skills within players that ensure they can win based on those skills.

    Were the Patriots just being “competitive” you hypocrite??

  46. profootballwalk says: Dec 12, 2010 11:07 PM

    “Slim Charles says: Dec 12, 2010 10:19 PM

    If he’d have tripped a Steelers player there would be no punishment.”

    This is why everyone hates Steeler fans now – little girls.

  47. freedomispopular says: Dec 12, 2010 11:08 PM

    Knowing Goodell, Sal will probably get a $25,000 slap on the wrist.

  48. scytherius says: Dec 12, 2010 11:15 PM

    What the f*** is WRONG with some of you???? I know the internet brings out the lunatics but my god.

    I am no Jets fan. Could care less about them. but fire him? Suspend him from the league forever? Jesus.

    It was an instantaneous moment of stupidity ni the heat of battle. S*** happens. Fine him and move on. Hey, the guy was stand up about taking responsibility and making NO excuses and that goes a long way. I wonder how many of you would be man enough to stand up and take the heat for a screw up.

    Do some of you just surf the Net to try and find situations where you can register insane reactions to events? Some of you need a new hobby.

  49. chedberg says: Dec 12, 2010 11:16 PM

    I love the “total lapse in judgment” excuse. It always makes me laugh. If he hadn’t got caught, would it still be a “total lapse in judgment?” Didn’t think so.

    Get this bum out of the league!!!! A complete idiot!!!

  50. chedberg says: Dec 12, 2010 11:18 PM

    Hey @realitypolice,

    If the player had lost his career (and livelihood) as a result of the action, would your opinion be the same?

  51. dvnelson72 says: Dec 12, 2010 11:20 PM

    realitypolice says:
    Dec 12, 2010 10:50 PM
    Listen, what this guy did was reprehensible and stupid, and I don’t mean to minimize it, but you’re talking about ruining a man’s life. If he loses his job, he’ll be poison and will never get another job in the league again.

    ————–

    Look, when you are a coach, you know what lines you can’t cross. You can’t touch any player, let alone an opposing player, on the field of play. You shouldn’t even jaw at an opposing player as a coach.

    If his life is ruined, he did it. It won’t be the fault of the Jets, Nolan Carroll, or the fans who want his head.

    And speaking of ruining someone’s life, what would have happened if he tore Carroll’s knee or broke his previously injured leg? He could have ruined a career.

    But hey, he giggled afterwards, so it must have been kind of cool he f-ed up the Dolphins gunner.

    He crossed a line that should not be crossed.

    I’m no Rex Ryan lover, but can you see Rex pulling a bushleague move like that? For that matter, how do you think the ever salty Mike Westhoff would have reacted if it happened to his gunner?

    I was hoping the Dolphins found him on offense and ran a blocker and running back through him. The only problem was that would have required an offense.

  52. steelers6pack says: Dec 12, 2010 11:20 PM

    Let him try to trip Hames harrison next week! Oh wait he will be crapping his pants if he did!

  53. hobartbaker says: Dec 12, 2010 11:24 PM

    “O.K., guys, good time to stretch out those hammys….

    Extend the leg, rotate the body, and point the toe upwards, like this….”.

  54. importantpftcomment says: Dec 12, 2010 11:26 PM

    scytherius says: Dec 12, 2010 11:15 PM

    What the f*** is WRONG with some of you???? I know the internet brings out the lunatics but my god.

    I am no Jets fan. Could care less about them. but fire him? Suspend him from the league forever? Jesus.

    It was an instantaneous moment of stupidity ni the heat of battle. S*** happens.
    __________________________

    Keep those same thoughts in mind if God forbid a crime is committed against you and that same excuse is made! S*** happens.

  55. nokoolaidcowboy says: Dec 12, 2010 11:32 PM

    He did it on an impulse. No excuse. Probably just a suspension.

    And beat down from his wife for jeopardizing his job just before Christmas

  56. altoon88 says: Dec 12, 2010 11:32 PM

    Alosi is a moron.

    All Pats fans commenting implying the Jets have been cheating are also morons.

    Anyone implying the Jets organization or coaching staff would teach or endorse something like this are wrong.

    That said, Alosi had the best game for the Jets today aside from the D-line and Brodney Pool.

  57. smoothdaddyride says: Dec 13, 2010 1:10 AM

    don’t the Steelers have the refs already stealing wins from other teams (the Dolphins) and handed to them without actually earning them? Quit playing the crybaby victim.

  58. orangewildcats says: Dec 13, 2010 1:23 AM

    kind of feel bad for this dude. for a split second he did the stupidest thing he’s probably ever done (and something he’s probably never even considered doing), now its all sorts of fall-out. dude’s wife has to go into work tomorrow, but instead of “geez, they didn’t look good yesterday” from the other teachers at her school, its gonna be whispering from kids and teachers while she stands 10 feet away. guy’s parents might still be working people still, all their colleagues are gonna know the son is the guy who tripped a dolphin on the sideline. even worse…cat loses his job and starts submitting applications for high school gym teach jobs. tough to pay the 640,000 mortgage….

    i feel bad for him.

  59. nyjalleffingday says: Dec 13, 2010 1:24 AM

    @AlToon88

    Wow, an intelligent reply. Nice!

    I’m sure I’m far too late, but don’t make a billion “unclassy” remarks. Rex knows it was dumb. The Phin Phags know it was dumb. Jet Fans know it’s dumb. (We’re actually calling for his head, there is no place for that behavior in football.) Even Alosi himself knows it. Suspend/Fine him, possibly fire him.

    Moving along people, nothing to see here…

  60. ilovefoolsball says: Dec 13, 2010 1:30 AM

    How about he gets a lifetime ban from sidelines? Doing something like that should earn him a forever ban.

  61. thetooloftools says: Dec 13, 2010 2:06 AM

    Just fine him and then chain him to the bench.
    Did he ever apologize to the player he tripped?

  62. undeadjesus says: Dec 13, 2010 2:17 AM

    lol @ people calling what Alosi did a crime. Seriously? Pull your head out of your ass.

  63. trollaikman8 says: Dec 13, 2010 2:53 AM

    Josh McDaniels takes note.

  64. iamalwayscorrect says: Dec 13, 2010 5:08 AM

    scytherius says

    “It was an instantaneous moment of stupidity ni the heat of battle. S*** happens. Fine him and move on. Hey, the guy was stand up about taking responsibility and making NO excuses and that goes a long way. I wonder how many of you would be man enough to stand up and take the heat for a screw up”.
    *************************************
    I could care less about the Jets but you have just posted what is quite possibly the most ridiculous comment ever. Forget suspending the guy from the NFL, forget fining him. PFT should suspend you from this site so you can never post another moronic statement again;
    No, wait, PFT should suspend AND FINE you just because you are such a dipsh!t.
    BTW, umm it’s really not that big of a manhood test to stand up and say you are sorry and take the heat. Especially once you become aware that the whole damn country has seen what you have done.

  65. BernardPollardIsAnAss says: Dec 13, 2010 6:41 AM

    The Jets are now officially in a tail spin. Nice work BB and TB. You broke their spirit. Ha!

  66. mistrezzrachael says: Dec 13, 2010 7:00 AM

    Ever since Belichick [ smartly] left the jets…they have been consumed with catching NE. To the point of where anyone will do anything to do so.

    Ruined Mangini, Ruining Ryan…hilarious actually….and yes, Belichick in the heads even when they aren’t playing vs each other.

    Yes, the guy needs @ minimum 1 year suspension…and/or firing.

  67. boblavoie says: Dec 13, 2010 7:13 AM

    Let him be known as SAL THE TRIPPER.

  68. macbull says: Dec 13, 2010 7:39 AM

    The Jets season is beginning to unravel and obviously frustration is setting in.

    What will Roger do?

  69. fenixrisingxl21 says: Dec 13, 2010 7:44 AM

    Of all the management decisions that have to be made before we lose our wild card bid (which is more a probability more than a possiblilty), this should be the simplest decision to make.
    Get rid of this moron.
    We’ve got our hands full trying to get Sanchez to throw on Target; reminding our receivers how to hold on to the ball rain or shine (doesn’t seem to matter which element they encounter. They drop anything.); and looking for a punter that can turn in results like Miami’s. Their kicker was money yesterday.
    We are horrible, and need to be taken out back and shot.
    Somebody get Cowher on the line. We need a damned disciplinarian, and I can almost guarantee Bill would send this ‘strength coach’ packing.
    Fire this jackass!
    And please let it be the first of many.

  70. connie73 says: Dec 13, 2010 7:54 AM

    Steeler fans love to cry. Why are they not crying this morning because Stupid Ben could not score a TD. He has NOT SCORED A td for so long he forgot how. 2 TDs in 30 times they had the ball. MVP for Ben in a bathroom somewhere
    thats the only place he will get one.

  71. shiv1623 says: Dec 13, 2010 8:04 AM

    C’moooooonnn. A split second poor decision by a competitive dude. He accepted responsibility and nobody is hurt.

    Suspend him for a short period if you want, but sounds like a grown man who knows he made a harmless mistake.
    ————————————————-

    harmless?? hmm the guy was lucky. What if the old ACL gave way though…

    its just childish sore-loser stuff by the jets. pathetic to see from grown men

  72. whoplayswhere says: Dec 13, 2010 8:13 AM

    You can’t fire a first time offender. Players like Hines Ward and Albert Haynesworth have repeatedly attempt to hurt players outside of the rules and they are still in the NFL. The guy made a mistake. Most of the people calling for him to be fired are the same ones who sue everyone and voted for Obama.

  73. tomlovestroy says: Dec 13, 2010 8:23 AM

    If this were a Steelers player it wouldn’t have been called either, unless they needed a penalty to affect the outcome of the game.

    If this happened to a Ravens player…Wow..It actually did happen to a Ravens Player. One of the coaches took a swing at Kelly Gregg. The cameras didn’t replay. There was zero discussion. It was like it didn’t happen.

  74. silk32 says: Dec 13, 2010 8:30 AM

    I think Nolan Carroll represents a “defenseless player”. Alosi should be fire and/or fined and never allowed on an NFL sideline again >> http://clicky.me/3STX

  75. vikesfansteve says: Dec 13, 2010 8:40 AM

    The truly head shaking unbelievable Deb.

    If it’s Harrison leading with his helmet or spearing with his helmet its too close to call. Or his slapping a woman in the face that’s cool & between 2 adults. If it’s big Ben wagging his wee wee & sexually assaulting a 20 yr old, it never happened. If it’s a Jets coach sticking out his knee a couple inches it’s assaulting another player.

    Some lines you can’t cross?! Deb Deb Deb

    Your comments are dumbfounding.

    Please just STFU!

    #
    Deb says: Dec 12, 2010 10:23 PM

    I hate to say a man should lose his job in these times, but actions have consequences, whether it’s Woody Hayes assaulting one of his players or a strength and conditioning coach assaulting an opposing player. Some lines you can’t cross during a football game, and if you don’t understand that, you need to find a new occupation.

  76. southbeachtalent says: Dec 13, 2010 8:43 AM

    Pathetic – sums it up for me..

    Go Fins!!

  77. laffers says: Dec 13, 2010 8:49 AM

    Suspend him and banish him from the sidelines.
    The “strength coach ” has ZERO responsibilities on game day and therefore it’s nec. for him to be there!

  78. jamaltimore says: Dec 13, 2010 8:49 AM

    Boy I don’t know how you can replace a strength coach with 3 weeks remaining in the season? Fire the guy and send him back to gym class for being an IDIOT!

  79. belicheckyoself says: Dec 13, 2010 8:59 AM

    <<>>

    Crabtree tampering incident.
    Screwing with the snap count.
    Saying they’re going to win the division and superbowl last year.

    That’s 3. – i i i – this many.
    The coach was probably talking all week about how he was going to kick Carroll’s ass.
    He should completely be fired. If a kid fights a kid on the playground you correct him. If the vice principal starts it up you terminate him.

    Goodbye, cheaters.

  80. belicheckyoself says: Dec 13, 2010 9:06 AM

    That was @ this jerk ass
    “iownyou2 says:
    Dec 12, 2010 10:31 PM
    #
    hairpie says: Dec 12, 2010 10:20 PM

    how can he say that isnt what the jet organization stands for?? isnt that type of behavior EXACTLY what they stand for? they have been lying and cheating for years. is anyone surprised by this?
    —————————————————–

    Lying and cheating for years??? Really, please explain one instance Mr. Spytriots fan.”

    Apparently the greater than less than brackets mean cut

  81. ham1 says: Dec 13, 2010 9:06 AM

    Ya know its getting more like WWF stuff.
    Thats exactly the type of thing that happens in wrestling. Tripped on the way to the ring.
    Next they could opt to hit players going out of bounds with chairs and tables. Ray Lewis already looks like a clown with his WWF makeup so hes all set.

    NFL has so much freaking drama.
    He tripped the guy.
    It was a cheap shot.
    Can him , fine him or whatever.
    Move on.

  82. jerryloler says: Dec 13, 2010 9:10 AM

    Looks like the AFC East has a new “Cheater” king. Can we put an asterisk next to their eventual 9-7 playoff-missing record?

    As far as Alosi’s punishment, I’d say a lifetime contract working under the Rex Ryan era Jets is the only punishment worthy of the crime.

  83. lowleadman says: Dec 13, 2010 9:12 AM

    It’s obvious that Ryan told him to do it.

  84. kev86 says: Dec 13, 2010 9:15 AM

    Jet fans – “all I want for Christmas is a respectable franchise” – Santa “you’ll shoot your mouth off kid…HO HO HOOOO”

  85. pats4everyall says: Dec 13, 2010 9:16 AM

    altoon88 said
    Alosi is a moron.

    All Pats fans commenting implying the Jets have been cheating are also morons.

    Anyone implying the Jets organization or coaching staff would teach or endorse something like this are wrong.

    That said, Alosi had the best game for the Jets today aside from the D-line and Brodney Pool.

    You are the moron altoon88, you Jets fans can’t help but run your mouths about anything. This was a typical low class move by a low class team, that the best thing the team and their fans do is flap their gums!

  86. robzar says: Dec 13, 2010 9:24 AM

    Just another punk move on a punk team full of punk players with a punk coach. Is anyone who lives outside of NY/NJ surprised by this?? I think a good punishment for this clown would be to be forced to give a sponge bath to sexy Rexy after every game.

  87. benjaminbreeg11 says: Dec 13, 2010 9:26 AM

    Jets are a bunch of CHEATERS. I mean, really, does anyone really think this was a random act. This is how Rex teaches his coaches to behave. This is an attitude that comes from the top.

    They should fine Alosi $500K. The JETS $250K and lose a first round pick.

  88. favreflavoredwaffles says: Dec 13, 2010 9:38 AM

    This isn’t a punk player….it was a coach.

    That kind of stuff cannot be tolerated and he should be canned. If the Miami player loses his ACL on this and has a career ending injury…do you change your tune..? Stupid ass move….and strength and conditioning coaches are a dime a dozen…..you’ll see him at Syracuse or somewhere next year.

  89. dragonhawke3 says: Dec 13, 2010 10:06 AM

    To All the Jets fans. I can tell how people bad mouthing your team upsets you especially when your team gets caught cheating (breaking a rule). Now you know how patriots fans have felt when you have been doing it to us. I personally don’t believe it was cheating, just a lapse of judgement, but then I believe the same thing about the Pats.

  90. robsterny says: Dec 13, 2010 10:12 AM

    To all fellow football fans;

    As a long time Jets fan(35yrs.) I have to say,Today..Im embarassed to be a Jets fan!…Its bad enough that were watching (yet again) another Jets collapse but this cheating,low life behavior on the part of the Jets sideline personel has no place in sports. As I see it the head coach is responsible for the actions and whereabouts of ALL team personel during the game,he should now have his fat feet held to the fire for this.
    Alosi should have been fired before games end and an apology issued to the Dolphins,the league,and to Nolan Carroll.
    Im used to the Jets collapsing….Im not going along with this punk-a$$ cheating. I hope more Jets fans step-up and call it what it is.

  91. jcharris9263 says: Dec 13, 2010 10:35 AM

    scytherius: I’m sorry but that is ridiculous. I am a Dolphin fan, but I am not calling for his job. He needs to be fined and removed from the sidelines, but everyone makes mistakes. What I have issue with in your statement is that he is a “stand-up guy”. That is BS. The reason is he being such a stand-up guy is because it’s caught on tape and all over the networks. If there was no tape of him doing it we would never have heard a peep from this assclown. I’m all for second chances, but Carroll had broken that same leg last year, so the potential for serious injury was there.

  92. jcharris9263 says: Dec 13, 2010 10:37 AM

    Robsterny: Finally, a Jets fan that acts with some class. If there were more like you I may not hate that team as much as I do. Thanks.

  93. jcharris9263 says: Dec 13, 2010 10:40 AM

    And to all, fining this guy is not an option. He’s an S&C coach. He probably makes 30-40k a year. He is a glorified personal trainer. Fining him a years salary is not an option nor should it be. The TEAM needs to fined, and they can deal with him as they want to in-house. It was reprehensible, and a true “New York” move.

  94. siekviking says: Dec 13, 2010 10:45 AM

    The article says coach Ryan won’t fire Alosi and that Alosi said in his apology that he did not reflect what the organization stands for; this seems like a contradiction. Alosi does reflect what Ryan has brought to this organization – no moral values. Ryan can prove to us that he does have moral values by firing Alosi, but if he does not, it simply reveals who he is and what he has brought to the Jets, a man that has a filthy mouth and lacks character.

  95. searcy69 says: Dec 13, 2010 11:12 AM

    I would like for everyone to take notice that what Alosi did WAS NOT A MISTAKE, IT WAS PLANNED!!! Look at where he was standing!!! His toes are on the boundary line. Any normal person would have moved back when they saw Carrol coming towards them! He knows what happens on a punt. Usually the gunner gets shoved out of bounds and have to work their way back into the field of play. Alosi PURPOSELY put himself in position to trip or impeded Carrol!!! His buddies were in on it as well. They did not make an attempt to get out the way either! If the Jets don’t FIRE ALOSI it would not surprise me. Rex Ryan and the Jets organizations seem to be HARBOURING a bunch of MISFITs!!!

  96. Deb says: Dec 13, 2010 11:35 AM

    Before I take the trouble to write it, will you run my next comment, Gregg, or will it be censored like my last one? Funny, how this disappearing comment problem never happens at CFT where the posts go up immediately. Taylor’s readership may be smaller, but his loyal readers adore him.

  97. Deb says: Dec 13, 2010 11:54 AM

    @vikesfansteve …

    Ben Roethlisberger’s was a criminal accusation of vaginal rape. The accused in the case underwent a medical exam that showed the rape never happened. That’s not my opinion. That’s a case fact, confirmed by the prosecutor in his statement when he explained why he not only wasn’t pressing charges but didn’t even have probable cause that a crime had been committed.

    I never excused James Harrison slapping his girlfriend in the face. In fact, I said violence in a relationship is never acceptable. The police were called and Harrison enrolled in an anger-management program. Slapping is a far cry from pummeling someone with a fist. I’ve been slapped and I’ve spent time with women who’ve been beaten. There is no comparison. Had James not dealt with his anger issue immediately, I would have told his girlfriend get out ASAP. Men who slap women will escalate to punching if they’re not stopped.

    As I said in a censored post, players sometimes throw punches on the field “in the heat of battle” and are ejected, fined, or suspended. This was not a player. The commonly accepted practice for coaches who punch players is immediate termination. Going back 30 years to Woody Hayes at Ohio State, it has been understood that coaches do not attack players. And this attack was completely unprovoked and could have resulted in serious injury.

    Mature people understand that different circumstances are addressed differently. It has nothing to do with the people involved. I would have the same opinion if this had been the Steelers’ strength coach.

  98. 8man says: Dec 13, 2010 12:10 PM

    I just watched it a few times and I have to admit it wasn’t as dramatic as I expected it to be. I guess I thought he’d have his leg fully extended and toes pointing up in a, “Ha, ha! Have a nice trip. See ya next fall,” sort of way.

    Alosi could have very easily explained it as “being stupidly too close to the field of play and tightening up instead of moving back” when he saw a potential hit coming.

    I hate the Jets, and while this is disappointing, I don’t find to be as damning as what has been made of it. I think he should be punished, but firing would be excessive.

  99. patsfansince73 says: Dec 13, 2010 12:32 PM

    Any punishment? How about a record and possible jail time? And before any of you say “is this guy nuts?” it’s not a stretch.
    It’s not the first time something like this has happened in a football game. It happens in Pop Warner, high school and even at the college level from time to time. What happens to the offender? More times than not, they are charged with assault. Yes, that is what it was.
    Firing him would be a blessing compared to that. The man is a criminal both figuratively and literally. There is no place for someone like this in any sport at any level.

  100. bcozthenight says: Dec 13, 2010 12:35 PM

    Serioius Pats fan and Jet hater here.

    Alosi should be fined 50% of his 2010 salary and nothing more.

    As many have said, it was a fairly minor reaction made in the heat of competition and shouldn’t be viewed as anything worse.

    To all you posters who raise the ‘what if Carroll got seriously injured’ argument, look at it the way the legal system would: from a legal perspective there is a very big difference between what actually happened.

    If you fire a gun in the air California you can get up to 3 years in jail. If you fire a gun in the air and the bullet kills someone then you can get 25 to life.

    Consider this a case of ‘the bullet didn’t hit anyone so the penalty is not as severe.’

  101. weezilgirl says: Dec 13, 2010 12:57 PM

    “I would like for everyone to take notice that what Alosi did WAS NOT A MISTAKE, IT WAS PLANNED!!! Look at where he was standing!!! His toes are on the boundary line. Any normal person would have moved back when they saw Carrol coming towards them!”

    His calling it a mistake means he knew he was going to do it. If you aren’t DOING anything, you’ll make no mistake.

    I watched the tape several times and the comment above describes exactly what I saw.

    What a JERK!

  102. ob1canobie says: Dec 13, 2010 1:22 PM

    George “Papa” Halas would have been proud. Lost are the days when a coach could run out on the field and tackle a guy or stomp on his fingers after he was tackled…

  103. bigtony300 says: Dec 13, 2010 1:30 PM

    Alosi is a dick, plain and simple. In my opinion Carroll should be allowed to press asault charges against him. Alosi is not a player and should not have been making intentional contact with a player. Had a fan come on the field and pulled a stunt like that he would have been arrested and charged so why not charge this dick wad.

  104. bruce3404 says: Dec 13, 2010 2:59 PM

    Fire him immediately and the Jets should be fined no less than $100,000. And if I were Carroll, I’d be talking to an attorney about suing both Alosi and the Jets.

  105. steelersmichele says: Dec 13, 2010 5:16 PM

    Wonder how many coaches have stood on the sidelines and actually thought about doing the same thing. Probably a lot–they just never actually did it.

    He might get fired–a strength & conditioning coach isn’t as “important” as a coordinator or line coach, so it might be an easy way to set an example. But I think fining the team might be the best solution. We all know fines change behavior.

    Glad the player didn’t get hurt. Thing may be different if he couldn’t play.

  106. thomasbradybestofalltime says: Dec 14, 2010 5:12 PM

    This is a classic example of the core and culture of the Jets organization. They are classless, obnoxious, and very much overrated.

    Please Rex!!!!, stop pretending to be a top 10 coach in the NFL! You breed this type of behavior amongst your inbreed staff! You can’t carry Bill Belichecks dirty sweatshirt!!

  107. cowboycjn says: Dec 17, 2010 10:14 AM

    This is PROFESSIONAL football, like-wise coaches, staff, the entire organization should be PROFESSIONAL, their actions, talk and the preception they radiate to the general public. When one member of an organization acts like a dumb-butthole, it is a direct reflection on the entire organization.
    We fine players and eject them from games for not following rules or acting professional, why should anyone else in the organization not be repermanded for leass than professional behavior? And YES the others were well aware of his actions, so they are an accomplice in this case and the organization should be dealth with accordingly. And we wonder why children grow up with no moral values nor respect for others in todays world…..

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