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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: Aug 12, 2006
Posted on: July 16, 2011 7:16 pm
 

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

In this day of NCAA sanctions, scholarships are precious at USC.  The University doesn't need the kind of adverse publicity this immature kid has been bringing.  Throw him off the team or suspend him until he grows up.  



Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: July 16, 2011 6:40 pm
 

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

Tyler needs an intervention. He got into trouble off the field in two separate incidents because of alcohol, and this just adds to the case that he's an alcoholic. He doesn't represent USC Trojans values with his insipid behavior, and should be suspended indefinitely until he can clean up.



Since: Nov 9, 2008
Posted on: July 16, 2011 4:47 pm
 

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

Once Matt Leinart completely flunks out of the NFL, which should be soon given his success (or lack thereof), he can join this kid at USC and do a few beer bongs.



Since: May 23, 2010
Posted on: July 16, 2011 4:16 pm
 

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

Doesn't matter; Dillon Baxter is the next USC Heismann candidate, anyway.



Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: July 16, 2011 2:31 pm
 

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

Gee: an entitled USC player bragging on national TV?  Go figure.


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