Massapequa native Sal Alosi has resigned as New York Jets strength and conditioning coach after being embroiled in a controversy over tripping an opposing team's player in December.
"After speaking with Sal, he decided that it is best for him to tender his resignation at this time,” Jets General Manager Mike Tannenbaum said in a statement. “We appreciate all of Sal’s contributions during his tenure with the team."
Alosi got into hot water with the team and the NFL after after TV replays showed him tripping Miami Dolphins special teams player Nolan Carroll along the sideline during a Dec. 12 Jets loss.
The team initially fined Alosi, who played football at Massapequa High School and Hofstra before becoming a coach, $25,000 and suspended him without pay, after he apologized several times for the incident.
But that penalty was stiffened after it was learned he ordered Jets players to stand close to the sideline during the play. The suspension was made indefinite at the time and Alsoi's future with the team appeared to be in jeopardy.
The Jets season ended ended on Jan. 23 when they lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship game.
Alosi made his exit Monday night, leaving a job he held since 2007.
"After the events that have transpired, I feel it’s best for my family and me to look for a fresh start,'' Alosi said. "I wish nothing but the best for the entire organization."