Jets coach Sal Alosi now faces an NFL investigation for tripping Miami Dolphin’s player Nolan Carroll during Sunday’s losing game. Alosi admits he showed a “total lapse of judgment” when he stuck his knee out from the sidelines as Carroll was running by him.
The Jets were already looking into possibly disciplining their strength and conditioning coach for his unsportsmanlike conduct involving the Dolphins defensive back. Alosi could face a fine or suspension, or both.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello had told ESPN that the league was going to investigate the matter.
After Alosi made contact with Carroll, the Dolphin player tumbled to the ground, and was slow to get up. His Miami teammmates, linebacker Channing Crowder and running back Ricky Williams, were quick to denouce the Jets. Crowder called the team “cheaters.”
With three minutes left in the third quarter, the Dolphins had just punted to the Jets when Carroll ran down the field.
The Jets ended up losing the game, 10-6, putting their much vaunted playoff hopes in limbo. Even before the season began Jets head coach Rex Ryan had predicted his team would go to the Super Bowl. Now they’ve lost two games in a row, slipping their record to 9-4. The division leading New England Patriots trounced the Jets, 45-3 last Monday night. The Jets haven’t scored a touchdown in nine quarters.