Maybe Alabama freshman defensive lineman Dee Liner found a big wad of cash on his way to his first practice with the Crimson Tide last week and decided to post a photo of himself and some friends with it in online to help find the rightful owner.
Or perhaps his piggy bank broke during the move onto campus and he thought his followers might be able to help him stash his cash somewhere. Or maybe he and his pals were just showing their gratitude for all the great tip money they earned at their summer jobs.
Those are some possible (and unlikely) explanations for the photo Liner posted on Instagram over the weekend.
Liner didn't say where he and his buddies got the wad of cash they're holding in the since-deleted photo, which was accompanied by the hashtags #firstday, #struggleoverwit.
Auburn fans, who felt betrayed when Liner de-committed from their beloved university in favor of Alabama, certainly have their own ideas about where the money came from.
Why do you think Dee Liner and Reuben Foster switched from Auburn to Alabama? pic.twitter.com/wxQmkOHxYO— Matt Morris (@MattSMorris) July 29, 2013
Dee Liner, Alabama football player, since deleted this picture. We now understand how Bama gets their recruits. http://t.co/UEDm9edzy5— Bama Jokes (@bama_jokes) July 28, 2013
Liner took to Twitter to defend himself.
Don't judge me when u have no clue what I have been through!!!— Dee Liner ¿ (@Liner_25) July 28, 2013
He really shouldn't worry too much about what other people think. All this will blow over as soon as the person who lost the money claims it. Maybe Liner will even get a reward for returning it ... if that's OK with the NCAA.