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USC football: Lane Kiffin OK with Marc Tyler appearing on TMZ.com

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Last summer, USC tailback Marc Tyler made remarks on camera to TMZ that were deemed inappropriate by the school and triggered a suspension by Coach Lane Kiffin.

This week, Tyler appeared again on TMZ.com in a video, saying the website helped him change, become sober and made him more conscious of what he says and does.

"I want to thank TMZ for helping me out," Tyler said in the video.

Kiffin said he had watched Tyler's latest appearance and had no problem with it.

"I thought he handled himself in a first-class manner," Kiffin said. "He's still a kid and those situations are hard.

"I thought he handled himself very well. Now, people can say, 'Why is he on?' But he's not out there looking for it .... They find him, he doesn't find them."

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-- Gary Klein

Photo: Marc Tyler runs the ball against Washington's Will Shamburge. Credit: Gary A. Vasquez / US Presswire

 
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