Jets Suspend Strength Coach Indefinitely

The New York Jets announced that strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi's suspension has been changed to an indefinite suspension after the team learned Alosi instructed players to form a wall on the sidelines during a punt return.

Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum discovered this after speaking with players on Tuesday, and that the team is looking at its previous games and that the NFL is now looking at the issue from a league-wide standpoint.

Tannenbaum added that head coach Rex Ryan and special teams coach Mike Westhoff were not involved in the instruction of players to attempt to obstruct opposing team's gunners.

Alosi purposely tripped Miami Dolphins cornerback Nolan Carroll during a third quarter punt in the Jets' 10-6 loss to Miami on Sunday. Carroll was shaken up on the play, but avoided serious injury and would continue to play. As video and pictures of his actions quickly spread, Alosi apologized to Carroll, the Dolphins, as well as the Jets, after the game, and expressed a willingness to accept any punishment the team and league handed down.

The Jets suspended Alosi without pay for the remainder of the season, and fined him $25,000. With the Jets extending Alosi's suspension to an indefinite period of time, in all likelihood he will be terminated with cause, and could possibly face a lifetime ban from the NFL.

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