As a part of one of the greatest offensive lines in college football history, D.J. Fluker helped plow the way for superstar Alabama running backs while earning titles as an All-American.
He is expected to be selected in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft, so those days of Crimson glory are now in the rear view mirror.
On Tuesday morning, however, Fluker tweeted out that he had accepted money from agents during his years at Tuscaloosa. Such actions are an obvious breaking of his amateur status and, if it were true, could land coach Nick Saban and the Alabama football program in some extremely hot water.
The tweet was immediately deleted, but the damage was done. His actual agent, Deryk Gilmore, took to Twitter himself, stating that Fluker’s account had been hacked.
Further, his young potential superstar will be taking a hiatus from the social media site until further notice.
To all followers of @djfluker76 his account has been hacked. We will re-activate his account soon. Thank you for your support.
— Deryk Gilmore (@DerykGilmore) April 23, 2013
This type of news is not what the state of Alabama needs right now, even if it is just hackers being hackers. Raising eyebrows for any reason is simply not a good thing.
There is already widespread belief that members of the SEC “do a little extra” to bring the best of the best to their campus. Further, a bombshell report on roopstigo.com claimed that Alabama’s Iron Bowl rivals over at Auburn paid a lot of players during the tenure of now ousted coach Gene Chizik.
This could very well just be a case of a high-profile public figure being taken advantage of and his agent could be telling the truth.
For Alabama’s sake, we can only hope that it is just that.
According to Fluker’s agent, Deryk Gilmore, they knew who hacked Fluker’s account. Gilmore told AL.com, “This is totally fiction, but I’m waiting to get some proof. I’ve been on the phone with Twitter.”