Former Bama Star Says Twitter Account Was Hacked

Published on 23-Apr-2013 by Stacey Mickles

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Former Bama Star Says Twitter Account Was Hacked

When you are dealing with social media, just know you're out there in no man's land.

For example, around midnight Monday, a story came out about Alabama offensive tackle DJ Fluker that looked as if Fluker admitted to taking money while he was down in Tuscaloosa.

"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."

Immediately, the tweet was taken down and Fluker's agent, Deryk Gilmore, came to his player's defense, claiming that the account was hacked.

To all followers of @djfluker76 his account has been hacked. We will re-activate his account soon. Thank you for your support.

Later, Gilmore would come out and say that he and Fluker know who did this and that they are in contact with Twitter to investigate.

Now, I know what you are thinking cause I thought the same thing; why would anyone hack DJ Fluker's Twitter account?

Well, it's not an impossible thing. There have been several instances, including Tuesday, where Twitter accounts have been hacked (AP's Twitter account was hacked Tuesday morning), but it is strange that Fluker would say this, especially -- according to his agent -- knowing the type of person he is.

I have a Twitter account and am quite aware accounts can be hacked. It seems to happen late at night when the accountholder has no idea what's occurring. If I recall correctly, Rich Eisen of the NFL Network claimed his account was hacked a few years ago late at night, although some wonder.

Meanwhile, Fluker missed a tremendous opportunity to rip a few slanderous Auburn tweets out there before raising the 'hacking' defense. Perhaps he'll have to get hacked next year, right around Iron Bowl week.

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