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So, this happened at 1:03 AM on Tuesday morning:
And by about 1:04 AM, poof, it was gone. DJ Fluker’s agent, Deryk Gilmore, quickly came to his defense, saying his 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.
— Deryk Gilmore (@DerykGilmore) April 23, 2013
I’m going to operate under the assumption that Fluker’s account actually wasn’t hacked, because, well, it wasn’t. I’m 99% sure. The language in the tweet was just too spot-on. It had too much dumb athlete in it. Too much shitty punctuation. Too much unnecessary shorthand. Too much bad English. Too much Bama.
College athletes take handouts. While a direct NCAA violation, it still happens. I’m not one of those guys that says, “Oh, give me a break. It happens everywhere. Get over it.” It doesn’t happen everywhere. It happens at big time programs to big time players, but no one at Norfolk State is enjoying $100 handshakes and free car rentals. Fluker was an elite prospect at an elite program, and he projects to be drafted very high in the upcoming NFL draft. There’s a more than solid chance he had the opportunity to accept cash.
Does the NCAA respond to this? Not likely. I don’t believe this is enough evidence to justify opening up an investigation. More than anything, it makes Fluker look like an idiot.
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