Former Alabama Crimson Tide offensive lineman D.J. Fluker’s Twitter account was hacked, his agent claimed after a Tweet late Monday night stated Fluker was paid while at Alabama.
“”Yea I took $ n college so wat. I did wat i had to do. Agents was tryin to pimp me so I pimped them. Cast da first stone,” the Tweet said.
Fluker’s agent, Deryk Gilmore, said on Twitter shortly after the Tweet was taken down that Fluker’s account was hacked.
“We will re-activate his account soon,” Gilmore Tweeted. “Thank you for your support.”
A later Tweet from Gilmore said that Fluker’s account would be reactivated after the 2013 NFL Draft, at which Fluker is projected a first-round pick.
The social media site is ablaze, as you might expect, with both Alabama fans and those of rival schools weighing in on the Tweet. Opinion varies on the veracity of Gilmore’s claim the account was hacked.
In support of the hacking claim is the fact that Fluker’s Tweets tend to be short replies to his followers or Retweets. Fluker is a follower of our feed, and occasionally Retweets our stuff. Apart from that, Fluker generally Tweets Bible verses and not much else; he’s not given to Tweeting personal info.
On the other hand, when Twitter accounts of feeds we follow are hacked, they almost always send us direct messages containing only links to spam sites; we’ve never noticed one that contains info designed to seem like an authentic Tweet from that user.
Readers will recall the story of New York Congressman Anthony Weiner, who was caught sending racy photos through his Twitter feed. He first attempted to claim his account was hacked, before he finally confessed and resigned from office.
We’ll likely never know the truth, and fans of all stripes will believe what they presuppose based on their opinion of Alabama football.
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