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Ex-USC Football Star: I Want Nothing to do With Them

10/11/2010 9:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

It's no secret that NFL rookie Taylor Mays harbors some bitterness toward his former USC coach Pete Carroll -- but during last night's Sunday Night Football game, dude took a shot at the whole school.



During player intros -- where players typically name the school where they played college ball -- Mays didn't say USC ... and instead mentioned O'Dea High School.

As you may know, Mays blamed Pete Carroll when he fell to the second round in the NFL draft -- claiming Carroll misled him about his draft-ability.

Now, with all the other drama surrounding the school -- seems Mays would rather not have anything to do with it.

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1.

Stretchnuts    

Good for him

1411 days ago
2.

TheRealJerseyShore    

HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM! Is this the First football game that you people have ever watched?????????? A ton of of players name the High School they went to instead of the college they went to. This trend started about 5 years ago. I've seen players name their high school one week and then their college the next week.

1411 days ago
3.

Bryan     

Maybe you and your team should concentrate on winning a damn game!!!! Jerk-Offs!!!

1411 days ago
4.

Bruce    

Funny how you mention nothing about LeSean Jackson...did the exact same thing last night in naming Long Beach Poly as his school....what idiots!

1411 days ago
5.

bas    

This happens a couple times a week during the season that a player mentions his HS instead of his University. Mays might be taking a shot but there are a lot of players that do this that are just giving their hometown a shout out.

1411 days ago
6.

Carlos     

Comment #4 is correct. DeSean Jackson said Long Beach Poly. Does it mean he's taking a shot at Cal? I think not... Who came up with this "non" story??????

1411 days ago
7.

Steve    

Talk about fishing for a story, players say their high school all the time for a shout out.

1411 days ago
8.

WhatsNext    

Harvey, you all at TMZ must not have any knowledge of sports. Turn on ESPN once in a while insted of ParisTube

1411 days ago
9.

Tony Noorth    

Charles Woodson was the first to do it in 1998, he said his Pee Wee football team instead of the University of Michigan, of which his is very proud to have attended.

Non-story TMZ

1411 days ago
10.

Shaun    

Yea for real... this story is pointless. 10% of the players call out their high school. Hell, even Randy Moss says "Randy University"

1411 days ago
11.

Mando    

You need to get your facts straight. Taylor Mays was at the pep rally on Friday. Your dropping the ball TMZ.

1411 days ago
12.

carries big bucks only    

it's commonplace for a player to mention their high school during SNF; you guys are tripping over nothing.

1411 days ago
13.

kram    

hey perez stick with fashion, gossip and putting your head up lady gaga's butt!! taylor mays appeared and spoke at the
USC rally on friday night in nocal!! Do Your Research!!!

http://picasaweb.google.com/114800860...826704085171/UnionSquarePepRally?feat=flashalbum#5525966357597160...674

1411 days ago
14.

Karen    

Your facts are totally groundless. Taylor was at the USC Pep-Rally in Union Square this weekend. He gave a great speech that included his Trojan Pride!

1411 days ago
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Karen    

Your facts are totally groundless. Taylor was at the USC Pep-Rally in Union Square this weekend. He gave a great speech that included his Trojan Pride!

1411 days ago
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