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Marc Tyler's Dad: My Son Is NOT Getting Paid

7/18/2011 1:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Marc Tyler's father tells TMZ ... the suspended USC running back should have known better than to  joke about the university paying football players ... but says he's 100% certain Marc has NOT taken one illicit penny from the school. 

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TMZ spoke with Wendell "The Truth" Tyler (pictured left) -- a former NFL running back who played college ball at UCLA.

Wendell tells us, "Marc is accepting the punishment because he knows as a Christian he shouldn't have allowed himself to get in that position ... saying what he said."

Wendell insists that  "Marc was clearly joking" ... telling us the USC player still relies on his parents to cover his expenses outside of his scholarship.

"Marc is DEFINITELY not getting paid ... so I don't know what he was thinking when he said it."

Still, Wendell admits ...  "It's a wake up call."

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1.

ginny    

bet old pop's has no idea what sunny boy does.
is son should be ashamned.

1195 days ago
2.

fstblk    

He should remember the old saying "SPEAK MOUTH ASK LATER".

1195 days ago
3.

en Todo Momento!!    

wow. that shure is one overhauled basketball jsersey! thank god for scientific sports development!!

1195 days ago
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Sandra     

Please enough with Christian values!! He got drunk and ran his mouth and at least his dad is in agreement with action taken!!

1195 days ago
5.

Wrath    

The gentleman doth protest too much...

1195 days ago
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IN MY OPINION    

JAJAJAJAJAJA That's what he gets for having a big A$$ mouth. LESSON: STOP BEING A SHOW OFF when you see a camera.

That's not funny did he forget Reggie Bush caused the Trojans their record for getting paid under the table.

DUMB KID!!!!!!! Not a way to get attention...especially if it's going to be on TMZ.

USC is having the laugh laugh on his A$$. JAJAJAJAJAJA

1195 days ago
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tifosi44    

Another quality recruit USC can be very proud of.... Probably will be in prison in a year or two and take the School down even further by then. Sorry Pat Haden, but you need to keep cleaning the filth from the Sports Programs. Otherwise just get LOST!

1195 days ago
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asstird    

B.S. wake up america. All college football players have been
paid under the table for years. They're bribed & pampered
from the day they do their initial campus visit & the fact
that he was drunk means it's highly probable he was telling
the truth

1195 days ago
9.

bob     

Hmm, I'm pretty sure this is not the first time this guy has been in trouble...either for running his mouth and/or having a bit too much to drink. He'd better watch his *ss...because that's two strikes on him. I don't think USC needs this kind of "publicity" from its athletes.

1195 days ago
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asstird    

I would like to make another point. If he was a christian
how come he's getting drunk & joking about Kim. K in a
inappropriate manner. Tyler your not a christian and if
you think else, I'm denouncing you from the faith.

1195 days ago
11.

AntiSocialForum.com    

Of course daddy is going to deny it. Daddy see's his winning lottery ticket slipping through his fingers.

1195 days ago
12.

Nostradamus    

Some people need to get a sense of humor, he was obviously joking and it was funny.

1195 days ago
13.

aquanet    

you would think this a college education her would be smarter than that

1195 days ago
14.

Kevoh    

i bet he has never drank, used drugs, and is still a virgin too. We as parents don't want to accept the bad things our kids do

1195 days ago
15.

Regulator    

Looking at Trapped's statement, I started to ponder... Do Mexicans spell "HAHAHA" as "JAJAJA?" I wonder if Japanese spell "LOL" as "ROR."

1195 days ago
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