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Nolan Carroll tripped on sideline by Jets' strength coach Sal Alosi

Update 6/22/2015: Alosi is once again in the news, but this time for a very different reason. According to reports P. Diddy was arrested for allegedly attempting to assault Alosi with a kettlebell at a UCLA workout. Alosi is now a strength coach with the Bruins.


Miami Dolphins defensive back Nolan Carroll was tripped as he ran along the New York Jets' sideline, attempting to cover a punt. Gunners on punt coverage routinely run along the sideline as they are pushed toward the boundary by blockers. This time, however, Carroll was interfered with and tripped by New York Jets strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi.

Initially, the culprit was unidentified, but Alosi apologized in a statement issued by the team following the game.

"I made a mistake that showed a total lapse in judgment," Alosi said "My conduct was inexcusable and unsportsmanlike and does not reflect what this organization stands for."

Two days after the incident, Alosi was suspended for the remainder of the season and fined $25,000 by the Jets. The NFL also levied a $100,000 fine against the Jets for the incident. According to reports, Alosi told inactive players to stand shoulder-to-shoulder and form a wall on the sideline.

(The original post from December 12, 2010 has been updated)