Jets Suspend Alosi Indefinitely after Revelation

New York Jets strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi trips up Miami Dolphins cornerback Nolan Carroll during a 3rd-quarter punt return, Dec. 12, 2010. Alosi later apologized for the incident and could face disciplinary action from the NFL.
The New York Jets have suspended assistant coach Sal Alosi indefinitely after they discovered he ordered five inactive players to form a wall along the sideline for a punt return, during which he tripped a Miami Dolphins player.

General manager Mike Tannenbaum said Wednesday that Alosi, the team's strength and conditioning coach, did not initially acknowledge that he ordered players to stand that way during the investigation Monday.

The team suspended Alosi for the season without pay and fined him an additional $25,000 after he stuck out a knee and tripped Miami's Nolan Carroll, who was covering the punt in the third quarter of the Dolphins' 10-6 win Sunday.

Tannenbaum says coach Rex Ryan and special teams coordinator Mike Westhoff were not involved.