The season from hell continues for the Houston Texans.
An inappropriate video that allegedly featured rookie receiver Deandre Hopkins set off a Twitter firestorm Wednesday morning.
The video showed up on Hopkins’ Instagram account, but was deleted within minutes.
Fans quickly responded with a fury of bad puns, sexual innuendos and, in some cases, angry retorts on social media.
Hopkins’ girlfriend 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.”
Instagram was hacked , this is his girlfriend he’s in meetings with no phone , have some respect ppl
— Deandre Hopkins (@Nukdabomb) November 13, 2013
Texans spokesman Kevin Cooper backed up that story in his own tweet: Talked w/@Nukdabomb re: Instagram post. His account was hacked & he DID NOT post the inappropriate video. He will speak after practice.
Hopkins led the Texans with six catches and 69 yards in last week’s loss to the Cardinals.
The team’s first-round draft pick played college ball at Clemson.