Ex-Alabama OL D.J. Fluker tweets about receiving money, says he was hacked
By Zac Ellis
Some interesting news came out of the Twitterverse last night, as a tweet from former Alabama offensive lineman D.J. Fluker’s account surfaced saying he’d accepted money while a member of the Crimson Tide (screen grab courtesy of @edsbs).
It didn’t take long for the tweet to catch fire, and Fluker quickly deleted it before his agent, Deryk Gilmore, claimed his player’s account was hacked.
As Jason Kirk of SB Nation notes, this tweet seems out of character for Fluker given his previous tweets. And Fluker is preparing for this weekend’s NFL draft, where he’s projected as a potential first-round pick. One would think he wouldn’t drop this kind of earth-shattering news on Twitter just days before cashing in on an NFL contract.
Though it would have been entertaining to hear Nick Saban’s reaction, this news — as Fluker and his agent claim — seems to have come from a hacker.
Update: Gilmore told AL.com that he and Fluker have identified the individual who hacked the player’ s account. “This is totally fiction, but I’m waiting to get some proof,” Gilmore said. “I’ve been on the phone with Twitter.”