The New York Jets fitness coach who was suspended for intentionally tripping a Miami Dolphins player from the sidelines during a December game, has resigned, the NFL team said on Monday.
Sal Alosi, who was named head strength and conditioning coach of the Jets in 2007, made headlines for the incident that resulted in the team getting fined $100,000 by the NFL.
After speaking with Sal, he decided that it is best for him to tender his resignation at this time, Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum said in a statement. We appreciate all of Sal's contributions during his tenure with the team.
Alosi, the assistant strength and conditioning coach with the Jets from 2002-05 before spending the 2006 season as head strength and conditioning coach for the Atlanta Falcons, was suspended without pay for the remainder of the season and fined $25,000 by the Jets in December.
After the events that have transpired, I feel it's best for my family and me to look for a fresh start, said Alosi. I wish nothing but the best for the entire organization.
A Jets investigation into the incident found Alosi had instructed some of his players to form a wall on the sideline to disrupt Miami's kick return coverage.