- Associated Press - Sunday, December 12, 2010

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Dolphins cornerback Nolan Carroll might have been tripped by the New York Jets' strength and conditioning coach on the sideline while covering a punt in the third quarter of Miami’s 10-6 victory Sunday.

The rookie fell to the turf while running down the sideline, and photos later indicated he hit the knee or leg of Sal Alosi. Carroll, who had an interception in the first quarter to set up a field goal, lay on the field for several minutes before walking off. He got back into the game in the fourth period.

Carroll said he was not angry about the incident.

Jets coach Rex Ryan said he was unaware of the situation until informed by the team’s director of media relations after the loss. Ryan said the Jets would investigate the matter.