DJ Fluker Tweets He Took Money In College

Dec 1, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide offensive linesman D.J. Fluker (76) celebrates winning the 2012 SEC Championship game against the Georgia Bulldogs at the Georgia Dome. Alabama won 32-28. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL Draft season is coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean all eyes aren’t still locked on the top prospects in the class. One of those prospects, Alabama Crimson Tide offensive lineman DJ Fluker, is in the headlines for a tweet he made and then deleted before the old “I was hacked” defense.

Fluker tweeted about accepting money from agents during his time at Alabama.

Photo via Twitter

Immediately after the tweet (pictured right) surfaced, Fluker deleted it and then his agent came running to his defense.

“We know who did this,” said Fluker’s agent Deryk Gilmore. “This is totally fiction, but I’m waiting to get some proof. I’ve been on the phone with Twitter.”

“I’ll tell you, of course, this wasn’t him. It was bullshit, and it’s a shame. And anyone who believes it was him and wants to believe the worst, you go ahead and do it.

“I mean, my company has an outstanding reputation. This kid, we didn’t even give him a guarantee to sign with us. We gave him nothing. My whole point is that for all the people who are out there saying the worst, let them believe the worst.”

Then, Fluker’s agent tried to put things in perspective.

“I don’t care about it, man,” he said. “We’ve got people getting blown up in Boston. Bigger things.

“Come on now. This was a kid who was in Hurricane Katarina, who’s been poor all his life, who’s done everything the right way. He could have done everything the wrong way, OK? Let’s root for this kid. Let’s not beat him up.”

Oh, okay.

Tragedies don’t mean that people will avoid making bone-headed tweets, but we do respect where Fluker has come from.

In the end, it won’t matter whether or not Fluker accepted money from agents in college. He will soon be a very rich man playing on an NFL field. Alabama, on the other hand, should prepare for an investigation from the NCAA.

Topics: Alabama Crimson Tide, DJ Fluker, Football

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  • http://www.facebook.com/mark.greene.336 Mark Greene

    Sounds exactly like the thug gang member we all know him to be. Of course he broke NCAA rules…he’s a fan of Obama.

    • Anonymous

      Hey look, another ignorant republican expressing his political feelings on a football article. Typical

    • http://www.facebook.com/sandy.l.wise Sandy Leeth Wise

      Did you see him do it? If not then you need to thug yourself on.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jon.burroughs.12 Jon Burroughs

      And you sir… are a r-neck thug member (KKK), sounds familiar? At least that’s the way I see it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/FrederickDeShawnYoung Frederick DeShawn Young

    You wouldn’t know sir your probably just a auburn fan.You need to shut your mouth

  • http://www.facebook.com/sandy.l.wise Sandy Leeth Wise

    I don’t believe for one moment DJ Fluker did this. I don’t know what Bama hater did but it sure stinks. Let the NCAA check it out, Alabama has nothing to hide. Jealous people make me sick trying to bring down the mighty Tide. Well Bama Nation don’t cave to these stupid antics…ROLLLLLL TIDEEEEEE ROLLLLL.

  • Marc Mills

    There are two kinds of people in this world: People who love Alabama, and people who hate Alabama. Let me tell you this though; We bama fans outnumber the haters so keep throwing this scandalous shit at us and we’ll keep taking that national championship.

    • http://www.facebook.com/mark.crowder.12 Mark Crowder

      Two words “Band Wagon”

  • Ross

    Josh, we get it. you hate Alabama. There’s no reason to to throw your biased opinion into the matter. And of course this come in the wake of the Auburn violations that were reported on roopstigo. The NCAA might investigate but they’ll find nothing because Alabama did nothing wrong.

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