Alabama’s D.J. Fluker tweets about taking money from agents, says account was hacked

Alabama Crimson Tide offensive lineman D.J. Fluker does bag drills during Alabama pro day at the Mal M. Moore Athletic Facility. (Kelly Lambert-USA TODAY Sports)

Alabama Crimson Tide offensive lineman D.J. Fluker does bag drills during Alabama pro day at the Mal M. Moore Athletic Facility. (Kelly Lambert-USA TODAY Sports)

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.

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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.

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.

*UPDATE* 

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.”

h/t: NESN

  • rolln214

    Anyone who has followed his tweets in the past knows that he mostly quotes Bible scripture and doesn’t write in “thug-a-nese”. Bad hacking at it’s best, no doubt in my mind.

  • Viator16

    The sad part about this is that Gamedayr will publish something such as this, but when Fluker is cleared, Gamedayr won’t post a word. It doesn’t fit Gamedayr’s agenda or ideology. Gamdayr WANTS to believe the worst about Alabama, so naturally Fluker couldn’t be telling the truth about his account being hacked.

    • http://Gamedayr.com/ Gamedayr Media network, LLC

      He very well could be telling the truth and his agent has already pointed out that they likely know who the perpatrator was. We appreciate your feedback, however, being as some of our team is Alabama alumni, we would never wish bad things upon the Tide.