In the end, the Jets huffed. And they puffed. But they ultimately didn’t blow Sal Alosi’s house down.
Said G.M. Mike Tannenbaum in a statement announcing Alosi’s suspension without pay through the end of the season, along with a $25,000 fine, for tripping Dolphins gunner Nolan Carroll on Sunday: “After reviewing the facts and consulting with the league office, we determined that this was the most appropriate discipline. 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.”
Sorry, but the Jets can’t have it both ways. If there’s “no place in the game for this type of behavior,” then Alosi should have no place on an NFL team.
We’re not saying they should have fired Alosi. But don’t say that there’s “no place in the game for this type of behavior” and then continue to give the guy an ongoing place in the game.