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Jets Assistant Apologizes for Intentionally Tripping Opponent

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"I accept responsibility for my actions as well as any punishment that follows."

A New York Jets strength and conditioning coach has apologized for intentionally tripping an opposing Miami Dolphins player during a punt on Sunday.

"I made a mistake that showed a total lapse in judgment," coach Sal Alosi said in a statement. "My conduct was inexcusable and unsportsmanlike and does not reflect what this organization stands for. I spoke to Coach [Tony] Sparano and Nolan Carroll to apologize before they took off. I have also apologized to Woody [Johnson], Mike [Tannenbaum] and Rex [Ryan]. I accept responsibility for my actions as well as any punishment that follows."

"They're cheaters," Dolphins inside linebacker Channing Crowder said, according to ESPN. "They do what they do. They cheat. They talk junk. But we beat the hell out of them today."

"It's the Jets right?" asked Dolphins running back Ricky Williams. "We're not surprised."

ESPN says NFL spokesperson Greg Aiello told the network that the league will review items like this Monday and through the week. Dolphins coach Tony Sparano said he would submit the play to the league for review.

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