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USC suspends Marc Tyler for at least one game

Posted on: July 18, 2011 3:17 pm
 

Posted by Tom Fornelli

If you missed it this weekend, USC running back Marc Tyler popped up on TMZ last week and made some comments that were bound to get him in trouble. Specifically he joked that USC pays its players, saying that Trojans make more money in school than they do in the pros. Well, in a move that should shock no one, Tyler has now been suspended by the Trojans for at least the season opener.

"I was very disappointed when I learned of Marc Tyler's inappropriate comments that were captured by the media last week," said Lane Kiffin in a statement. "That is not the way that we expect our players to represent USC and our team.

"I have consulted with athletic director Pat Haden and I am suspending Marc for our upcoming season opener and potentially further, and in the meantime I am also suspending him from all team activities.

"Although Marc may find this punishment severe, it is imperative we continue to have a high standard for player behavior.  Marc needs to work hard to show us that he can meet the standards of being a USC football player." 

Tyler released a statement as well.

"I want to apologize for embarrassing USC, my teammates and coaches," said Tyler. "I am disappointed that I let down all the people who have supported me as I have been working through some personal issues.  After meeting today with Mr. Haden and Coach Kiffin, I realize how my behavior and my statements, even though I was joking, can reflect poorly on so many people.  As a veteran player, I should know that my job is to be an example for the younger guys.  I accept my punishment and I regret that I will miss the opening game of my senior year.   I am committed to doing everything the right way so that I can be reinstated to the team."

USC opens the season against Minnesota on September 3rd. 

Comments

Since: Feb 27, 2008
Posted on: July 18, 2011 10:24 pm
 

USC suspends Marc Tyler for at least one game

Just pay the players and stop acting like this sport is holier than all others because it "isn't about money".



Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: July 18, 2011 10:08 pm
 

USC suspends Marc Tyler for at least one game

I must admit I laughed when I read that.




Since: Jun 20, 2008
Posted on: July 18, 2011 9:50 pm
 

USC suspends Marc Tyler for at least one game

Is his supension with pay?



Since: Feb 21, 2008
Posted on: July 18, 2011 8:34 pm
 

USC suspends Marc Tyler for at least one game

NICE!!



Since: Dec 30, 2006
Posted on: July 18, 2011 8:21 pm
 

USC suspends Marc Tyler for at least one game

Everyone loves to beat up on USC, sure Tyler needed to be suspended. My question is USC got hammered by the NCAA and they only had proof on Reggie Bush with no proof of Pete Carrol knowing anything. If this is the way the NCAA is going to be I accept that, but saying that the NCAA should give North Carolina the death penalty (which they won't do) and Ohio States punishment should be triple of USC's, but I will be suprised if they do anything to them and accept the schools self punishment. The NCAA plays favorites and the cash cow Ohio State is one of their favorites. Notice the mens basketball team at UCONN and Calhoun are in no real trouble but if it was Calipari his team would be on probation for three years.



Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: July 18, 2011 7:55 pm
 

USC suspends Marc Tyler for at least one game

I am glad to see that the school and coaching staff took immediate action against  Tyler, even though no one in their right mind could have taken what he said in  a serious manner. Look what program asked the question.

It was a flippant answer, therefore I hope he is only suspended the one game as announced. You have to remember this is basically a kid and the and reply was really a joke.

I see the SC haters have cranked up the rhetoric on the boards once again. It is flattering when your haters know they can not beat you on the gridiron, but would always want to pop off about any negative that happen to the team.

Change the rhetoric, call your AD and tell them you want to schedule our team and finally shut us up.

Naw you don’t wanna do that, you would just rather schedule Furman, The Citadel and Southern Georgia and the likes, then get on the internet and gleeful comment on any negative.



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Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: July 18, 2011 7:43 pm
 

USC suspends Marc Tyler for at least one game

"...IQ of a grapenut"   This is from the guy who can't spell or use proper grammar.



Since: Jan 20, 2010
Posted on: July 18, 2011 7:39 pm
 

USC suspends Marc Tyler for at least one game

USC is one of the highest paid college football teams behind Okalhoma and Texas!Bush was the exception with the house and all! You have to get suspended for telling the truth.So you wont be stupid for anything else coming out of your mouth!Kiss



Since: Jan 7, 2009
Posted on: July 18, 2011 7:33 pm
 

USC suspends Marc Tyler for at least one game

#WINNING.





Since: Nov 14, 2008
Posted on: July 18, 2011 7:20 pm
 

USC suspends Marc Tyler for at least one game

"hey beavis.." 

WHAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMY


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