The Jets have identified that strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi is the man guilty of tripping the Dolphins Nolan Carroll in the Jets 10-6 loss to Miami on Sunday. Carroll was returning a punt when he ran out of bounds along the Jets sideline and it was there in full stride that Alosi stuck out his left leg and Carroll went tumbling down.
"The team is looking into the situation and is looking at the appropriate next step," said team spokesman Bruce Speight.
About two hours after the game was completed, Alosi himself issued a statement through the Jets Media Relations.
Alosi's statement read:
"I made a mistake that showed a total lapse in judgment. My conduct was inexcusable and unsportsmanlike and does not reflect what this organization stands for. I spoke to Coach Sparano and Nolan Carroll to apologize before they took off. I have also apologized to Woody [Johnson], Mike [Tannenbaum] and Rex [Ryan]. I accept responsibility for my actions as well as any punishment that follows."
Alosi has been with the Jets for eight seasons and in the NFL for a total of nine years.