NFL Fines Jets Over Tripping Incident

NFL fines Jets $100,000 in Alosi tripping incident

      NEW YORK (AP) – The NFL has fined the New York Jets $100,000 for
violating league rules when assistant coach Sal Alosi tripped
Miami's Nolan Carroll on the sideline during a punt return.
      The Jets were fined Thursday because Alosi placed players in a
prohibited area on the sideline to impede opposing team's special
teams players and gain a competitive advantage. The NFL called it a
competitive violation as well as a dangerous tactic.
      Alosi and special teams coach Mike Westhoff also have been cited
for public comments accusing other teams of employing similar
      The Jets suspended Alosi without pay for the rest of the season
after the Dec. 12 incident and fined him $25,000.
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