On Wednesday came the surprising news that the Jets had converted strength coach Sal Alosi’s suspension from a definite suspension through the end of the season to an indefinite suspension that presumably will extend even longer, given the discovery that Alosi had indeed aligned himself and others on the edge of the sidelines in the hopes of narrowing the window within which Dolphins gunner Nolan Carroll could operate.
Previously, the league office had said that the Jets were not being investigated regarding this matter. In the wake of Wednesday’s development, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told us that, while the most recent action was taken by the Jets, “We will be following up with the Jets as we just became aware of the information [Wednesday] when we had a league meeting in Fort Worth.”
We’ve heard through the grapevine that one or more representatives of the league office could be visiting the Jets’ facility on Friday to explore the matter in further detail. As we’ll explain later today, the general sense in league circles is that folks don’t believe Alosi came up with this tactic on his own.