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Potential First-Round Pick DJ Fluker Tweets About Accepting Money at Alabama

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 09:  D.J. Fluker #76 and William Ming #56 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrate after defeating Louisiana State University Tigers in the 2012 Allstate BCS National Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 9, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Alabama  won the game by a score of 21-0.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Dan TalintyreSenior Analyst IINovember 24, 2016

Just days from the 2013 NFL Draft, former Alabama offensive lineman and potential first-round pick D.J. Fluker has posted shocking revelations on Twitter that he accepted money during his college career with the Crimson Tide.

UPDATE: Tuesday, April 23, at 9:20 a.m. ET by Tom Kinslow

Since then, Fluker's agent, Deryk Gilmore, posted via his personal Twitter account that Fluker's account was hacked and that it will be re-opened after the draft.

Which, as we've quickly come to expect from high-profile athletes posting controversial things on Twitter, may mean either that he: a) was actually hacked, or b) said something he shouldn't have said and then couldn't delete the tweet quick enough.

The answer is one we'll never know for sure, but the comments do definitely come at a potentially devastating time for Fluker, Alabama and college football as a whole.

 

Still going through revelations that the Auburn football program potentially paid players to remain in college and altered grades, the news that another program may have paid college players when they shouldn't have—especially one that's won back-to-back BCS National Championship Games—would be huge.

 

The Crimson Tide have already been the subject of controversy throughout recent years, but it's these latest rumors that have the potential to be truly explosive.

 

What it will do to Fluker's potential draft stock remains to be seen, as he is invited to the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft on Thursday.

The lineman is expected to become the third Crimson Tide offensive tackle to be selected in the first round of the draft in the Nick Saban era, with Bleacher Report's Matt Miller listing him as the No. 21 overall pick in his latest mock draft.

 

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