HOUSTON – The season from hell continues for the Houston Texans.
A sexually explicit video posted on rookie receiver Deandre Hopkins’ Instagram account set off a Twitter firestorm Wednesday morning.
The video was deleted within minutes.
Hopkins’ girlfriend quickly posted an explanation on his @Nukdabomb Twitter account: "Instagram was hacked, this is his girlfriend he’s in meetings with no phone, have some respect ppl."
Hopkins later said he was at practice when the video was posted.
"It’s not my genitals," he told KHOU 11 News reporter Sherry Williams.
The first round draft pick appeared to be taking the whole thing in stride.
"I wasn’t upset at all because I have no need to be upset about something that was not me," Hopkins said. "Yeah, it’s funny that somebody would take time out of their day to do that."
Hopkins said some of his teammates saw the pictures and are giving him a hard time.
"These like my brothers. My brothers would joke about this."
Fans also responded with a fury of bad puns, sexual innuendos and, in some cases, angry retorts on social media.
Hopkins said he learned a lesson thanks to the hacker: "Make a harder password, first of all. That’s the only thing I can do to prevent another situation like this."