Suspended USC RB Marc Tyler returns to practice

Suspended USC tailback Marc Tyler has returned to practice with

the Trojans.

Tyler participated in his first practice of the season on

Wednesday morning, working with the Trojans’ scout team.

Coach Lane Kiffin suspended the senior from all team activities

and the Trojans’ first game last month after Tyler implied that USC

pays its players during an interview with TMZ outside a nightclub.

Tyler also appeared before a student discipline committee after two

complaints were made against him.

Kiffin says Tyler is still suspended from the Trojans’ season

opener against Minnesota next weekend, and he hasn’t decided when

the suspension will end.

Tyler was the Trojans’ leading ball-carrier last season, rushing

for 913 yards and nine touchdowns. He is the son of longtime NFL

running back Wendell Tyler.