Jets Coach Suspended Indefinitely

December 15, 2010

Jets Suspend a Coach Indefinitely

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — On a last-minute conference call with reporters Wednesday afternoon, Mike Tannenbaum, the Jets’ general manager, disclosed new information in regard to Sal Alosi, the strength coach who purposely tripped a Miami Dolphins player Sunday. Tannenbaum said several inactive players were instructed by Alosi to stand in a line and act as a deterrent to the Dolphins’ players running up the Jets’ sideline on punt returns.
Because the Jets did not have this information Monday, Tannenbaum said they had further punished Alosi. Originally, the team fined him $25,000 and suspended him for the remainder of the season without pay. As of Wednesday, the Jets suspended Alosi indefinitely, with termination a possibility.
Tannenbaum said the Jets added punishment because “of the totality of the situation.” He continued, “It really doesn’t sit well with us.”
On Monday Alosi said that he had an illogical lapse in judgment. That appears to be less than truthful, given the new information. The Jets said they brought this matter to the league’s attention.
Tannenbaum and Woody Johnson, the Jets’ owner, are in Dallas at the owners’ meetings. Tannenbaum did not give a timeline as to how long the investigation would take, but he said, “I don’t think it should take long.”

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