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Mike Westhoff Meets With NFL About Tripping Incident

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PITTSBURGH - DECEMBER 19:  New York Jets Special Teams Coach Mike Westhoff looks on before the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on December 19 2010 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Karl Walter/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH - DECEMBER 19: New York Jets Special Teams Coach Mike Westhoff looks on before the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on December 19 2010 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. (Photo by Karl Walter/Getty Images)
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Mike Westhoff spoke with league officials regarding the investigation over Sal Alosi's trip.

"I'm not accusing anybody of doing anything wrong, absolutely not," Westhoff said.

Some people seem to think there was no way Alosi acted alone. I'm not sure I understand that sentiment. Alosi is a known loose cannon who has shown a reckless disregard of the rules and player safety. Why wouldn't he put together something so sneaky?

The Jets are going to look very bad if this did in fact come from a higher source, particularly because of the vehement denials. Often a cover up is as bad as the actual crime. My inclination is that it makes sense if Alosi acted alone for these reasons. I'm not sure I believe the Jets are that dumb. I'll reserve judgment until the league offers its own, though. Anything else is just speculation.

*On a side note, can we stop referring to every controversy by adding "gate" to the end of a word like here with "Tripgate?" Watergate was almost four decades ago. Let's find a new term.