Another day, another league investigation involving the Jets wrapped up.
The NFL fined the Jets $100,000 Thursday for violating league rules when strength coach Sal Alosi tripped Miami Dolphins player Nolan Carroll. Alosi has been suspended indefinitely by the team.
The league called the sideline “wall” that was formed “both a competitive violation as well as a dangerous tactic.”
The league also verbally slapped around special-teams coordinator Mike Westhoff, who accused the Patriots of engaging in similar tactics during a radio interview. It says teams are to report violations, not engage in “public criticism.”
“The discipline . . . includes the response to the Alosi incident and special teams coordinator Mike Westhoff, who . . . accused other teams of employing similar tactics,” the NFL’s release said.
The league surely now hopes this story gets buried and forgotten by the time we all emerge from our New Year’s football stupor next week.