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Worst-case scenario for USC’s Marc Tyler? ‘Them kicking me out of school’

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USC’s leading rusher in 2010, Marc Tyler, issued a statement this past weekend confirming that he is currently under scrutiny by the school’s Office of Student Judicial Affairs for a pair of alleged incidents involving female students.

Following a players-only workout Tuesday, Tyler, who is currently under the care of a university-employed therapist, gave an update on his situation to Pedro Moura of ESPNLosAngeles.com.  Basically, he’s still awaiting word from the school’s sanctioning arm as to any type of discipline he may or may not face, with said sanctions running the gamut from really, really bad to a relative slap on the wrist.

“The worst-case scenario is them kicking me out of school,” Tyler told the website. “The best is nothing happening, just me having to do some classes in the fall, probably.”

Tyler said he expects a decision on what if any punishment he’ll be facing in the next 2-3 weeks.

While Tyler would not discuss the specifics of the alleged incidents, the Los Angeles Times reported detailed some of what was contained in incident reports posted on the school’s website and allegedly involved the senior back.

According to an incident report on USC’s Department of Public Safety website, a student on April 15 “reported that an intoxicated student spat on her after she and a friend escorted him to his residence.” On May 3, a report was filed for an incident that occurred April 28 at the 901 Club. “A student reported that she was sexually assaulted by another student,” read the post.

Tyler has reportedly admitted to the spitting incident but denied the sexual assault, which involved inappropriately touching a female student at a bar.

At least for now, Tyler said head coach Lane Kiffin and the football program has his back given the steps he’s taken since the incidents.

“They’ve all just been really supportive, and I feel like I’ve come closer to the coaches since this all happened,” Tyler said. “Because now I have to go up there all the time and they’ve all been supportive of me.

“I think me and Lane’s relationship has become a lot closer.”

Last season, Tyler led the Trojans with 913 rushing yards and nine touchdowns.

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7 Responses to “Worst-case scenario for USC’s Marc Tyler? ‘Them kicking me out of school’”
  1. waynefontes says: Jun 8, 2011 10:43 AM

    Best case scenario – spitting on a woman. Think about that for a second.

    Sounds like a Lane Kiffin type of player. As long as you rack up those yards and TDs, who cares if you spit on a woman (best case) or engage in sexual assault (worst case)

    Fight on, Trojan scum.

  2. edgy says: Jun 8, 2011 11:22 AM

    Of course, you do realize — oh, no, that’s right, you don’t — that he was a Pete Carroll player…

  3. blitz4848 says: Jun 8, 2011 11:42 AM

    edgy—you are correct that he was Pete’s guy
    and
    waynefontes was also correct…..he IS a POS!!!!

  4. edgy says: Jun 8, 2011 11:47 AM

    I’m NOT saying that he isn’t (or else you missed my message to John that said that he’s already earned a spot on the bench) but that linking him to Kiffin is stupid since Pete was the one who brought him on board.

  5. cosanostra71 says: Jun 8, 2011 9:06 PM

    Tyler is what? 20? 21? I enjoy the people on here acting like they didn’t make stupid drunken mistakes when they were in college. Tyler made mistakes, and hopefully he learns from them and becomes a better person. He didn’t kill someone, he didn’t steal anything, he didn’t do anything besides spit on someone and grab some buttcheek. Yes, these are not signs of solid character, but this is a great opportunity for him to learn about drinking responsibly and how to operate in social drinking environments.

    Like USC is the first team to have a player act poorly. Urban Meyer had something like 50+ arrests under his watch. Tricky Ricky Neuheisel over at UCLA let a player at UW (Curtis Williams) play despite knowing there was a warrant out for his arrest for domestic violence.

    At the end of the day, these are young men and a few of them are bound to make mistakes. Don’t judge Tyler now, judge him in a year if he still hasn’t learned and matured.

  6. cosanostra71 says: Jun 8, 2011 9:08 PM

    also, to clarify- I’m not condoning what he did. But I’m not going to label him a POS for the rest of his life based on a few drunken mistakes in college. If that were the case for everyone, there would be LOTS of POSs wandering around America.

  7. waynefontes says: Jun 9, 2011 6:20 AM

    edgy says:
    Jun 8, 2011 11:22 AM
    Of course, you do realize — oh, no, that’s right, you don’t — that he was a Pete Carroll player…

    ————————————————–

    I said Lane Kiffin “type” of player, not Lane Kiffin player. There is a difference.

    Of course, you do realize that – oh no, that’s right, you don’t.

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