Originally written April 04, 2013 on Diehardsport:
When athletes and celebrities tweet something that they didn’t mean to tweet the new fallback has become claiming they were hacked.  This has become an epidemic, just like how every NFL player that tests positive for PEDs says that it was due to adderall.  It makes it impossible to know who is actually getting hacked and who is faking it. On April 2nd, something was tweeted from San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner’s account that escaped most of the public eye but he was seen tweeting that he was sorry because he was hacked. I was hacked!!!!! Sorry — TWHITNER(@DonteWhitner) April 2, 2013 How do I change my password??? — TWHITNER(@DonteWhitner) April 2, 2013 I can believe that my account was hacked! — TWHITNER(@DonteWhitner) April 2, 2013 Fast forward to April 3rd and Whitner was apparently hacked again.  This time he had some interesting things to say about his new teammate Nnamdi Asomugha.  The tweet stayed on his page for ten minutes before being deleted and then Whitner issued a couple tweets saying he was hacked again. Sorry guys somebody hacked me again! Might be time to leave twitter! — TWHITNER(@DonteWhitner) April 4, 2013 My account was hacked. Sorry about this. NFL security is now looking into this matter! Sorry — TWHITNER(@DonteWhitner) April 4, 2013 Unfortunately the “I was hacked” theme has become all too common among athletes and celebrities and now it’s like the boy who cried wolf, we have no way to know who was actually hacked and who is just using it as an excuse.  Perhaps one day everyone will think before they tweet and this stuff won’t happen.  It will be interesting to see what the NFL security has to say about the incident but I’m inclined to believe Whitner since it happened twice in two days.
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