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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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46.

Reason    

"Christian Values"? Shut up stupid.

1090 days ago
47.

Jim    

Auburn, USC, UCLA the three biggest cheats in college sports today. The NCAA should give those three school the death penalty forever.

1090 days ago
48.

The Neko Nation    

Marc Tyler is nothing more than an uneducated piece of trash. He has already has two previous run ins with the law because of alcohol and twice for assaulting women. He spit in one woman's face at a bar. This loser has zero common sense and an even smaller grasp of the English language. Kick him out of school and give that free ride scholarship and education to someone who will actually use it. This fool is an adult, not a child and without football he would either be in prison or out on the street.

1089 days ago
49.

JW    

Maybe not the kid (and I said MAYBE), but how about possibly the old man??

1089 days ago
50.

Parkit    

Kevoh..actually, Marc has a little girl.

1088 days ago
51.

BigWilly    

Kind of strange for TMZ do a follow up story like this! In my opionion, It $ looks $ like $ the $ usc $ Public $ Relations $ team $ got $ involved $ and $ is $ doing $ a $ little $ Damage $ Control.

1087 days ago
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