Ethics Quote of the Week: Dolphins linebacker Karlos Dansby

“He’s just taking after the head coach, man. It all trickles downhill. That’s how I look at it, it trickles downhill. The head coach, he opened a can of worms over there and now he’s got to fix it.”

Dolphins linebacker Karlos Dansby, commenting on the outrageous conduct of  New York Jets trainer Sal Alosi ,who intentionally tripped a Miami Dolphins player on the sideline during a game Sunday. Alosi was suspended without pay for the rest of the season, including the playoffs, and fined an additional $25,000.

Dansby is exactly right. An organization’s leader is the individual who has the most influence over the ethical culture. Coach Rex Ryan does indeed have some work to do. There have been other examples of bad conduct on the Jets this season, and while Alosi’s act may have been an aberration, it should set off ethics alarms throughout the Jets’ management structure. Ethics does trickle down, and this incident suggests that something is wrong besides one strength coach’s misdirected knee.

One thought on “Ethics Quote of the Week: Dolphins linebacker Karlos Dansby

  1. I did like how his apology was worded:

    “I made a mistake that showed a total lapse in judgment,” Alosi said in a statement, adding that he apologized to Carroll and Dolphins coach Tony Sparano.
    “My conduct was inexcusable and unsportsmanlike and does not reflect what this organization stands for. I accept responsibility for my actions as well as any punishment that follows.”

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