Picture of Alabama commitment holding wads of cash goes viral

An image taken from Instangram shows Alabama commitment Dee Liner and friends with what appears to be a wad of cash. 

(al.com)

An image taken from Instangram shows Alabama commitment Dee Liner and friends with what appears to be a wad of cash. (al.com)

When prized Alabama high school recruit Dee Liner switched his commitment from Auburn to Alabama, plenty of Tiger fans cried foul.

And that was before a picture surfaced over the weekend of Liner holding wads of cash and making references to his struggles being over.

The story quickly made its way around the internet, with Sports Illustrated, Bleacher Report, and AL.Com reporting.

From al.com's Mark Heim:

A picture of Alabama's Dee Liner, an incoming freshman defensive end, caused quite a stir over the weekend when it was posted to Instagram and features Liner holding cash with the hashtag #StruggleOverWit.

See the full story on al.com

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BrassMonkey writes:

First. Next you are going to tell us that Auburn pays heisman winning quarterbacks.

VolsFanInNC writes:

MORON!

SummittsCourt writes:

You don't go to Alabama because you are smart.

EastTnVols962 writes:

in response to SummittsCourt:

You don't go to Alabama because you are smart.

+1 for sure hahaha

VOLS_SEC_RULES writes:

This will be interesting.

fearthehound writes:

So now we know the secret to Saban's great success in recruiting. NCAA?

ColdBlackWind writes:

NCAA is dead. They have completely lost their stinger and have rolled over. Nobody gonna pull the reins in on the bucktooth Billy-Bob's.

865fan writes:

In addition to the obvious with the photo...check out the classy text he included with it.
"Me and my ni***** we Ballin!"

865fan writes:

#struggle over wit!

NO! Struggle just beginning!

ponkey writes:

They've certainly passed STUPIDITY 101...!!!

CrankE writes:

Parole Tide!

Harvey UPdyke, Brian DOWNing, Logan Young (Albert Means), Tom Al-Betar, the Deeroids, and then these guys. That's not a flaw, it's a FEATURE with the Tuscaloosa Tornadoes.

volzcrushm writes:

wow... this could be the start of the fall of an era.... You can bet the NCAA will be up there anal system for a while about this. Makes you wonder what's in store and if that has been a part of the tide recruiting success. lets stay tuned......... there might be a few more players or x-players come out with confirmation on this illegal activity.

CrankE writes:

in response to 865fan:

In addition to the obvious with the photo...check out the classy text he included with it.
"Me and my ni***** we Ballin!"

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vol98champ writes:

NCAA says, 31 minor infractions and one stupid DT at play for pay Tide. I guess we will have to add a year to UT's probation.

MetroplexMojo writes:

It takes a lot of dead trees to produce a sackful of cash like that.

MetroplexMojo writes:

Maybe he is showing off how much money he saved by switching car insurance.

wallingdad writes:

"me and my ni"
brings back memories of Blazing Saddles.....

These look like fine upstanding citizens of society. I know they are really excited about getting an education.

CrankE writes:

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brokendownoldvol writes:

Just a matter of time. Every time Alabama hits a winning streak they end up on probation. They never learn. They should have gotten the death penalty yrs ago. Anyone else would have.

brokendownoldvol writes:

I guess don't be so quick to judge. He may have earned that money hauling hay all summer. LMAO.

CantStandCantStandSaban writes:

Remember when Nu'Keese Richardson did the same thing a few years ago? Of course, the difference there was he was proudly displaying a wad of wrinkled one and five dollar bills...not C notes.

UTKin1992 writes:

This kid's a lunatic. He committed to Alabama. Then to Auburn. Then got an Auburn tattoo to prove his allegiance. Then he committed to Alabama again.

The fact that Saban accepted his commitment, twice, proves his standards are slipping. Happens everytime. You begin to accept 5*s because they're 5*s, not because they are premium student athletes. Then your program goes to $^!#. It's the natural cycle of college football. It's unavoidable.

Ironcity writes:

What a dumb A##

gc_scvol writes:

Evidently works really hard for da money

Tonkin1 writes:

in response to wallingdad:

"me and my ni"
brings back memories of Blazing Saddles.....

These look like fine upstanding citizens of society. I know they are really excited about getting an education.

Yep, these are also the same types that have rights to vote? Our country will only continue to go down hill and have other people pay for them.

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

I hate to defend bammer, but this only proves the kid is a thug..

volinlm writes:

The gangster image is more important to some of these kids than anything else. I wish him luck in the big-time college environment.

BluezVol writes:

When many of the kids playing college sports have room-temperature IQs....this is what you get.

antonio14313 writes:

oh sh**!!! LMAO!!! ya'll smell that?? stay tuned!...

go vols!

stay clean.

t

Ironcity writes:

in response to UTKin1992:

This kid's a lunatic. He committed to Alabama. Then to Auburn. Then got an Auburn tattoo to prove his allegiance. Then he committed to Alabama again.

The fact that Saban accepted his commitment, twice, proves his standards are slipping. Happens everytime. You begin to accept 5*s because they're 5*s, not because they are premium student athletes. Then your program goes to $^!#. It's the natural cycle of college football. It's unavoidable.

Actually your thinking of the other idiot they recruited Ruben Foster. he will not last long as well.

antonio14313 writes:

hopefully NO ONE at the university of tennessee does this!!! for ANY reason! no matter the reasoning, it just smells bad.

go vols!

t

Chappy writes:

Ooohhh boy. This kid ain't the sharpest knife in the drawer, but he is just a kid who probably thought he was being a big shot with his homies.

Unfortunately, I have a feeling we will be hearing his name from time to time again in the future for all the wrong reasons, unless someone can talk (or knock) some common sense into him.

MR_VOL writes:

Obviously, this guy is not the sharpest knife in the drawer. He could have gotten Alabama and Auburn into a bidding war for his services.

gillblog writes:

I am shocked, SHOCKED, to discover there is money in college sports !

Does anyone believe that if players were on a Spurrier-type pay for play system, bribes like this would still not happen? I don't.

ancientvolfan2 writes:

I suspect someone is getting their chain yanked.

RollTideJoe writes:

I don't know if it is phony or not, but if he took money from someone I can tell you two things: 1) The athletic department had nothing to do with it, period. They're not that stupid 2) He won't play a down until the truth is found and the school will notify the NCAA if it is true. Some of these kids are stupid! Contrary to naysayers, the university isn't buying players. They come because they want to be a part of a top program, learn under excellent coaches, and follow the rules because Saban lays the law down about that when he recruits. He will not tolerate stupid stuff and if Liner has committed this error in judgment, he will be punished and/or dismissed according to NCAA rules.

MetroplexMojo writes:

in response to RollTideJoe:

I don't know if it is phony or not, but if he took money from someone I can tell you two things: 1) The athletic department had nothing to do with it, period. They're not that stupid 2) He won't play a down until the truth is found and the school will notify the NCAA if it is true. Some of these kids are stupid! Contrary to naysayers, the university isn't buying players. They come because they want to be a part of a top program, learn under excellent coaches, and follow the rules because Saban lays the law down about that when he recruits. He will not tolerate stupid stuff and if Liner has committed this error in judgment, he will be punished and/or dismissed according to NCAA rules.

You are right about one thing...the university does not pay the players. That would be beyond stupid. Boosters on the other hand........(Boosters are paying kids everywhere so I'm not pointing fingers just at Bama)

I still have not figured out how those players posted that bail so quickly for the assault earlier in the year. That's a lot of money to come up with in such a short time. You are so broke you have to beat up a kid to get snacks from the vending machine but you can post a $200K bail in a snap.

ctwins writes:

The 9 Bama draftees in the 2013 are all signed and secured guaranteed deals worth 51.81M and that is real money.... wonder what the rocky flop number is for 2013??????

madrigal writes:

Is the NCAA investigating? They should be....even just to ascertain whether it's play money or the guy is really that stupid.

mikethehistorystudent writes:

Aaah HAHAHA! This is too funny! I bet the NCAA doesn't even investigate it. Bama probably paid them off also.

mikethehistorystudent writes:

in response to madrigal:

Is the NCAA investigating? They should be....even just to ascertain whether it's play money or the guy is really that stupid.

Naw, that's real money. Bama also paid the NCAA real money to look the other way.

MetroplexMojo writes:

in response to ctwins:

The 9 Bama draftees in the 2013 are all signed and secured guaranteed deals worth 51.81M and that is real money.... wonder what the rocky flop number is for 2013??????

If you count endorsements, a certain 37 year old QB with a history of neck issues will make twice as much money as those Bama 9 with his most recent contract.

Snapshot writes:

Saban has GOT to tell his players not to be flashing around their signing bonus! What a moron.

notorange writes:

Good money to be made mowing yards during the school break eh..........

vol98champ writes:

in response to RollTideJoe:

I don't know if it is phony or not, but if he took money from someone I can tell you two things: 1) The athletic department had nothing to do with it, period. They're not that stupid 2) He won't play a down until the truth is found and the school will notify the NCAA if it is true. Some of these kids are stupid! Contrary to naysayers, the university isn't buying players. They come because they want to be a part of a top program, learn under excellent coaches, and follow the rules because Saban lays the law down about that when he recruits. He will not tolerate stupid stuff and if Liner has committed this error in judgment, he will be punished and/or dismissed according to NCAA rules.

The $20 handshake at Bama has spilled over "just a little outside".

tensie2004 writes:

If the money came from a Bammer Booster then that is a big violation of NCAA rules. Hope they don't turn a blind eye to this issue. Bet Auburn fans keep this one alive, sure hope so.

illinoisvolfan writes:

in response to CantStandCantStandSaban:

Remember when Nu'Keese Richardson did the same thing a few years ago? Of course, the difference there was he was proudly displaying a wad of wrinkled one and five dollar bills...not C notes.

You mean he got money out of that deal. I thought all he wound up with was a cheeseburger. Oh yeah, that was later...

Central_IL_Vol writes:

in response to RollTideJoe:

I don't know if it is phony or not, but if he took money from someone I can tell you two things: 1) The athletic department had nothing to do with it, period. They're not that stupid 2) He won't play a down until the truth is found and the school will notify the NCAA if it is true. Some of these kids are stupid! Contrary to naysayers, the university isn't buying players. They come because they want to be a part of a top program, learn under excellent coaches, and follow the rules because Saban lays the law down about that when he recruits. He will not tolerate stupid stuff and if Liner has committed this error in judgment, he will be punished and/or dismissed according to NCAA rules.

I'll bet you said the same thing when the Albert Means story hit the fan, too!!

SevenT writes:

This is why the "college" football player should be a paid professional football hit man. Does anyone believe this showoff belongs in a college classroom?

mbh422 writes:

Bet they are going drinking with the latest heisman winner. Grow Up u stupid kids!!!

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