Jets fined $100,000 for coach's trip

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, Last Updated: 10:54 PM ET

NEW YORK - The New York Jets have been fined $100,000 by the league for the tripping incident involving coach Sal Alosi against the Dolphins earlier this month.

Alosi had previously been fined $25,000 by the Jets and was suspended indefinitely.

It was discovered by the team that Alosi told players to stand in a wall along the sidelines, especially during punts, forcing the "gunner" to go around them.

On one of those plays, Alosi stuck out his knee and tripped Miami cornerback Nolan Carroll. The club has not yet ruled out the possibility of firing Alosi for his actions.

"This is both a competitive violation as well as a dangerous tactic," the league said in a statement. "The discipline imposed on the club also includes the response to the incident of coach Alosi and special teams coordinator Mike Westhoff, who make public comments accusing other teams of employing similar tactics."

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.

When asked for a response to the fine, the Jets said, "We will comply with the league's decision."


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