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USC Suspends Marc Tyler for Remarks He Made to TMZ Outside Voyeur
If you've seen TMZ, you've seen how their intrepid newsgatherers stand outside Los Angeles hotspots hoping to catch a celeb with their cameras. Last Thursday, outside WeHo's Voyeur, the cameras rolled on University of Southern California tailback Marc Tyler, who found himself suspended today for what he said in the mini interview.Tyler hinted that he, a fifth-year senior at the prestigious private university, and others get paid to play on the football team. "When asked by TMZ whether he could make more money at USC or in the NFL, Tyler said, 'USC, they breaking bread,' making a gesture indicating a large stack of money," reports the Associated Press via CBS2.
USC coach Lane Kiffin wasn't so delighted with his top rusher's thoughts. Add to that Tyler's "two alcohol-related problems in April," and the buck may have stopped here. Tyler, a graduate of Oaks Christian in Westlake Village and a sociology major at 'SC, will not play in the September opener against Minnesota, and more disciplinary action could follow.
Tyler, via a school-issued statement, blames his troubles of late on "personal issues."
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.