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Another level of stupid
December 12, 2010 - Mike Mathison
With less than 3 minutes left in the third quarter Sunday, Miami punted to the ball to Santonio Holmes and cornerback Nolan Carroll ran down the right sideline as part of the punt coverage team. He was hurt on the play as the television replay showed New York Jets strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi extending his knee on purpose just enough to trip Carroll up on the play.
"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. I spoke to (Miami) Coach (Tony) Sparano and Nolan Carroll to apologize before they took off. I have also apologized to (Jets owner) Woody (Johnson), (Jets general manager) Mike (Tannebaum) and Rex (Ryan) I accept responsibility for my actions as well as any punishment that follows."
That, sir, would be to lose your job.
That, sir, was not a mistake.
That, sir, was a conscious choice.
"I'm not angry," Carroll said. "It's not my problem; it's the Jets' problem. We just move on."
And, the Jets need to make sure Alosi moves on to the unemployment line.
This was not an unintentional helmet-to-helmet hit which would cost some NFL player $40,000.
This was an intentional act to knock someone to the ground.
If Alosi does not lose his job, then he should be suspended without pay for the remainder of the season, including the playoffs.
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