Originally posted on This Given Sunday  |  Last updated 4/23/13
Someday, athletes will learn just how dangerous Twitter can be. Until, then, we'll keep hearing stories about players saying things they wish they hadn't. For example, early this morning, former Alabama offensive tackle D.J. Fluker tweeted, the following. "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." Now let me be clear on this point. Fluker is claiming that his Twitter account was hacked, and his agent, Deryk Gilmore, also saying Fluker's account had been hacked. It's possible that Fluker's account was indeed hacked, but it's also possible that Fluker simply regretted sending the tweet. The issue here is that players, both current and future, need to realize that Twitter needs to be used very carefully. Whether Fluker's account was actually hacked or not isn't relevant for a discussion about the NFL. The NCAA may begin looking into the tweet, but for our purposes, this is just another example of a player that probably should consider giving up Twitter. [follow]

This article first appeared on This Given Sunday and was syndicated with permission.

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