With a couple days to go before the NFL draft, agents would be wise to remind all their clients: Don’t say anything stupid on Twitter. Or anywhere else, for that matter.
Unfortunately for former Alabama offensive tackle D.J. Fluker, a likely first-round draft pick on Thursday night, a tweet saying he took money from agents while he was playing college football went out on his Twitter account on Monday:
“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 1st stone,” the tweet from @DJFluker76 said.
His agent, Deryk Gilmore, quickly explained that Fluker was the victim of a hacking, and that the account would be re-activated “after the draft.”
NFL teams don’t much care if a player took extra benefits in violation of NCAA rules. But they may care if a player is prone to saying stupid things on social media. So it’s probably wise to wait until after the draft to get Fluker back on Twitter.