FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- New York Jets strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi apologized publicly on Monday for the sideline incident with Miami Dolphins special teams player Nolan Carroll.
Carroll was sprinting down the sideline and was actually out of bounds while trying to cover a punt during Sunday's game at the New Meadowlands Stadium. Alosi, standing on the sideline, subtly stuck out his knee and clipped Carroll was he raced past, sending the Dolphins player tumbling to the turf.
Television cameras caught the incident and Alosi on Sunday made an apology. On Monday, he commented in person.
"I let everybody down yesterday with my actions," Alosi said. "My actions were inexcusable and irresponsible. I'm extremely thankful that my actions yesterday didn't result in any serious injury to Nolan or any other player.
"It was a situation where I wasn't thinking."
Carroll was briefly injured on the play, but returned to the game.
The Jets and the NFL are investigating the incident.
Alosi is in his fourth season as the team's head strength and conditioning coach. He was also an assistant in the department from 2002-05.