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Coaches Tripping Players? Really?

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Recently there was an investigation being done on the Jets coach Sal Alosi for tripping Nolan Carroll, a Miami player. They then determined that the trip was strategically planned when he ordered the players to form a wall in a specific area on the sideline. Alosi is now suspended from coaching the Jets team for the rest of the season with a fine of $25,000 and can possibly be suspended for seasons to come. This makes me wonder about what’s going on in the NFL when it comes sportsmanship. I feel that the NFL has been declining when it comes to having sportsmanship like conduct, due to the escalating amounts of fights that are arising and now this incident with Alosi tripping a member of the opposing team during a play. And what makes it worse is that he is a coach. Coaches should be leaders, who the players look up to and this disgraces that principal. This also gives a bad notion to audiences due to the fact that these people are idolized for their talent and are supposed to be good examples of athletes and coaching staff. In my opinion the NFL needs to make changes when it comes to sportsmanship and the Jets coaches will need to make it known that they do not support this type of conduct.


Written by olivialmcgrath1

December 20, 2010 at 7:02 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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