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Marc Tyler ends up on TMZ, doesn't help his case

Posted on: July 16, 2011 12:26 pm
Edited on: July 18, 2011 12:40 pm
 

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Playing college football at USC is a bit different than playing anywhere else. First of all, you're in Los Angeles, which is the second-largest media market in the country, and there's no professional football team. So, in a way, if you play at USC, you are the professional football team. Even if you aren't getting paid.

There's also the celebrity culture that pervades the atmosphere, so it's not all that shocking to see that USC running back Marc Tyler wound up Friday on TMZ. Unfortunately for the Trojans, Tyler really seemed to enjoy hamming it up for the cameras and talking a bit more than he should.

In the video on TMZ's website, Tyler makes a harmless joke about Kim Kardashian, but then goes on to say that the players at USC are paid more money than players in the NFL.

It's pretty clear in the video that he's kidding, but given that USC is already on probation and dealing with the NCAA, that's probably not the best joke to be making on camera.

There's also the fact that Tyler is already in trouble at USC for two alcohol-related incidents earlier this spring and is awaiting to be disciplined by the school. So, to show up on TMZ -- TMZ claims Tyler is intoxicated in the video, but you can judge for yourself -- and say the things he said, even if he's only joking, doesn't do much to help his case.

Hat tip: CFT 

Comments

Since: Dec 17, 2008
Posted on: July 17, 2011 5:44 pm
 

Marc Tyler ends up on TMZ, doesn't help his case

The media would not bother talking to someone from Stillwater, Nebraska. It is L.A. dude. This is not representative of USC it is representative of the NCAA

They would probably love to talk to someone from Stillwater, Nebraska.  If there were such a place.



Since: Apr 19, 2009
Posted on: July 17, 2011 5:36 pm
 

Marc Tyler ends up on TMZ, doesn't help his case

Oh, the USC haters.....I love you people. So what if Tyler blabbed to TMZ about nothing. Another example of the media making a mountain out of a molehill. As for all you haters, the only problem I have with you is that some of you are of the NCAA commitee that doles out punishment and you treated USC unfairly just because you hate them. Have some integrity, some self-respect, As for the rest of you haters, you are haters because your school constantly got the crap kicked out of you by USC in your own backyard.



Since: Aug 21, 2007
Posted on: July 17, 2011 2:11 pm
 

Marc Tyler ends up on TMZ, doesn't help his case

USC blows more than Tiger Woods hookers.



Since: Sep 18, 2009
Posted on: July 17, 2011 1:27 pm
 

Marc Tyler ends up on TMZ, doesn't help his case

It's this simple.  If you get the perks of being at SoCal, you get the extra responsibility.


Time to part ways with the kid.  There are surely many other players who deserve the chance to fill his spot.    



Since: Jul 2, 2011
Posted on: July 17, 2011 12:20 pm
 

Marc Tyler ends up on TMZ, doesn't help his case

Just another case of a usc player talking before he thinks ,,,,hello Reggie Bush




Since: May 19, 2010
Posted on: July 17, 2011 11:19 am
 

Marc Tyler ends up on TMZ, doesn't help his case

Again it just goes to show what type of player USC goes after!
Just curious. What kind of player to they go after? One that will talk to the media? Do you think that this is an original occurrence and only because he plays at USC? He is a kid. Just like the other thousands playing NCAA. The media would not bother talking to someone from Stillwater, Nebraska. It is L.A. dude. This is not representative of USC it is representative of the NCAA.



Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: July 17, 2011 8:44 am
 

Marc Tyler ends up on TMZ, doesn't help his case

Another guy that just does not get it!  I will bet anything that USC has told every player NOT to talk about any of this, and not on camera!  Again it just goes to show what type of player USC goes after!




Since: Jan 26, 2009
Posted on: July 17, 2011 2:00 am
 

Marc Tyler ends up on TMZ, doesn't help his case

What a total jackass! When asked if he would get paid more in the NFL or at USC he says "USC". Sounds like your mouth just wrote a check that your ass cant cash! 



Since: Sep 1, 2008
Posted on: July 16, 2011 11:48 pm
 

Marc Tyler ends up on TMZ, doesn't help his case

I have been saying boot him and give the scholarship to another offensive linemen for some time now. His lack of effort will not be missed DJ Morgan will be more than happy to take his spot as the starter and I'm sure 5 star recruit Baxter won't mind the backup position next season.



Since: Jan 16, 2008
Posted on: July 16, 2011 8:40 pm
 

Marc Tyler ends up on TMZ, doesn't help his case

It's very simple, get rid of him...I support it.


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