By: Haley Bonner
On Sunday, December 12, the Jets were truly ashamed of a simple stunt their coach pulled. The strength and conditioning coach, Sal Alosi, purposely stuck out his knee to trip a player on the Miami Dolphins. Nolan Carroll was running down the sideline at the New Meadowlands Stadium to get back in the play, when the coach did the act.
The Jets ended up losing the game 10-4, which dropped their record to 9-4. Now, fans of the National Football League would like to see this team finish the season with three more losses due to that intolerable act.
Coach Alosi is always saying to his players, “get into the game,” but last Sunday he got a little too into the game. When asked about the act after the game, Alosi replied, “I had a total lapse of judgment. My conduct was inexcusable and unsportsmanlike and does not reflect what this organization stands for.”
The team’s decision is a fine for the disorderly conduct. “I accept responsibility for my actions and respect the team’s decision,” Alosi said in a statement. He will also be suspended indefinitely and will pay an additional 25,000 dollar fine. “I let everybody down yesterday with my actions,” Alosi said, fighting back tears during a news conference earlier Monday. “My actions were inexcusable and irresponsible.”
Alosi made his apologizes to Carroll, the head coach of the Dolphins, Tony Sparano and his team on Sunday. Now because of this action, Alosi will be replaced by his assistant Bryan Dermody. This lack of judgment seems to have only affected the one who did it. Alosi will be the only one to take a fall in the long run. The Jets are hoping that they will not lose fans due to some unneeded actions and hope views of their football program stay strong.