Let it be said: I don’t like calling for people to be fired. And, on a personal level, I hope Alosi is not fired. However, I do believe this to be a pretty obvious ground for dismissal. I received an angry e-mail from a reader who said, “Hey, nobody was hurt and there was no real intent.” While Nolan Carroll was, indeed, unharmed, he very easily could have suffered majorly.
Also, I love how people in sports are always credited for “manning up” when they apologize after being caught. Let’s say nobody noticed Alosi sticking his knee out, and the whole thing just vanished. Would be be apologizing, or would he be doing the same thing next week against Pittsburgh?