Will Hill says Twitter account was hacked
Published: Monday, January 24, 2011 at 6:45 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 24, 2011 at 6:45 p.m.
One day after the Twitter sensation that was the bashing of Jay Cutler, former Florida safety Will Hill wanted to clear the air about his Twitter account.
Hill, appearing Monday on The Pat Dooley Show on 105-The Game, claims his Twitter account was hacked into and inappropriate messages were credited to him. He had been the subject of criticism for tweets that appeared on the account @Trill_SG. That account has been deleted.
"The Twitter thing just came up to me," he said Monday. "I haven't been on Twitter for the last five or six months. I called my people to see what was going on. I deleted everything but some blogger cut and pasted some things. Somehow, my thing has been hacked.
"That was really hard on me. I would never want to disrespect the Gator Nation or Coach (Will) Muschamp or Urban Meyer. I don't want people to think of me as a bad person."
Hill, who declared early for the NFL Draft, is working out in Boca Raton at TEST Football Academy with Brian Martin and Kevin Dunn to get ready for the NFL Scouting Combine. He said he came out a year early to help support his family.
"Coach Meyer always talks about family and when he decided to step down he talked about how important his family was and I was thinking the same way," Hill said. "I have three beautiful sons and a beautiful wife. I thought it was best for me to leave the university.
"I know I didn't have the best year, but I know I'm a great athlete. There was a lot going on this year. I had a few injuries and I couldn't perform to the best of my abilities. I felt I let people down."
Hill was suspended for the first two games of this season and only played on special teams in the first and third quarters of the Outback Bowl. He said both suspensions were for academics.
"Academic things I wasn't taking care of," he said. " (For the Outback Bowl) I had a 6,000-word paper that took me a little longer than it was supposed to take. I never had done a 6,000-word paper before. That's 27 pages. I ended up getting an 'A' on the paper."
Hill said he received an evaluation from the NFL Advisory Committee that said he would go somewhere between the second and fourth rounds.
"It's up to me to prove them wrong," he said.