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UConn hires former coach who tripped NFL player

MANSFIELD, Conn. (AP) The University of Connecticut has hired a former NFL coach to the men's basketball team who made national headlines for tripping a player.

UConn announced Wednesday it has hired Sal Alosi as the team's director of human performance. The 41-year-old will replace Ed Streit, who was last season's strength and conditioning coach.

Alosi was suspended and fined $25,000 by the New York Jets in 2010 after he tripped a Miami Dolphins player during a game.

He was later hired by the University of California, Los Angeles, where he got into a confrontation with Sean ``P. Diddy'' Combs in 2015.

UConn men's basketball coach Dan Hurley says Alosi has learned from his experiences and will bring ``intensity and toughness'' to the team.

The details of his contract have not been released. 



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