NFL, Jets look into tripping incident

Published Dec. 13, 2010 12:00 a.m. ET

Dolphins linebacker Karlos Dansby took a swipe at New York Jets coach Rex Ryan after learning that a Jets' assistant tripped one of his teammates during Sunday's game.

''He's just taking after the head coach, man. It all trickles downhill,'' Dansby said after the Dolphins' 10-6 win in East Rutherford, N.J. on Sunday. ''That's how I look at it, it trickles downhill. The head coach, he opened a can of worms over there and now he's got to fix it.''

The NFL said Monday that it is reviewing the sideline incident in which Dolphins cornerback Nolan Carroll was tripped by Jets' strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi while covering a punt in the third quarter.

The rookie fell to the turf while running down the sideline, and the coach later apologized for interfering with Carroll.

The Jets also are looking into the matter.

Alosi could face discipline from the team and from the NFL.

''It's a sad situation. There's no place for that in football and I think they'll get fined for it hopefully,'' Dansby said. ''I'll leave it up to the league and hopefully they can fix that. That is so dirty. ... Suspend him. He's gotta go. He's bringing the whole organization down.''


Alosi issued a statement after the game saying he made a mistake that ''showed a total lapse in judgment. My conduct was inexcusable and unsportsmanlike and does not reflect what this organization stands for.''

Carroll, who had an interception in the first quarter to set up a field goal, lay on the field for several minutes before walking off. He got back into the game in the fourth quarter.

Carroll said he was not angry about the incident.

''We got a W. That's not my problem,'' Carroll said. ''That's the Jets' problem. We just move on. I felt contact, but I've got to watch film. I can't comment on it right now.''

Ryan said he was unaware of the situation until informed by Bruce Speight, the team's director of media relations, after the loss.