NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Jets fitness coach who was suspended for intentionally tripping a Miami Dolphins player from the sidelines during a December game, has resigned, the NFL team said on Monday.

"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."

"After the events that have transpired, I feel it's best for my family and me to look for a fresh start," said Alosi. "I wish nothing but the best for the entire organization."

A Jets investigation into the incident found Alosi had instructed some of his players to form a wall on the sideline to disrupt Miami's kick return coverage.

(Reporting by Larry Fine, Editing by Frank Pingue)