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Jets assistant coach apologizes for sideline tripping incident

UNDATED (AP) - The New York Jets assistant coach who tripped Miami Dolphins cornerback Nolan Carroll during a game has been suspended by the team without pay for the rest of the season, including the playoffs, and fined an additional $25,000.

Sal Alosi, the Jets' strength and conditioning coach, will begin serving his suspension immediately and have no access to the team's practice facility.

The New York Jets trainer who tripped Miami Dolphins' Nolan Carroll on the sideline during Sunday's game appeared to hold back tears as he apologized for his "inexcusable and irresponsible" actions.

The NFL will take no further action.

Meanwhile, a policymaker herself, Jennifer Carroll says she hopes some good can come from the Jets-Dolphins sideline tripping episode involving her son, with changes in NFL rules to better protect players.

Carroll happens to be Florida's lieutenant governor-elect. Jennifer Carroll says she was watching the game on TV and feared her son had been seriously hurt. He twice broke his right leg, once to end his senior season in high school, and again to end his senior season at Maryland.

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