Suspended University of Southern California running back Marc Tyler has been reinstated effective Tuesday and will play Saturday against Utah in the Trojans' second game of the 2011 season.
Tyler, a redshirt senior, was suspended for the season opener by Trojans head coach Lane Kiffin and athletic director Pat Haden after making comments to TMZ in July that implied USC paid its players. He missed roughly a month of meetings and practices during his suspension and then began practicing with the team again two weeks ago, working almost exclusively with the scout team.
He was back on the practice field Tuesday working with the rest of the team. Kiffin said Tyler had been "doing everything right" since the suspension was announced, including working out on his own on an alternate schedule at USC's Heritage Hall.
"He had a number of things that he had to do between myself and Pat and he did and completed all those things," Kiffin said. "Hopefully he'll continue that way."
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