Louisville's Petrino: Twitter hacker 'liked' adult material

FILE - In this April 17, 2015, file photo, Louisville coach Bobby Petrino watches his team in the annual spring football scrimmage game at Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Ky. Petrino said in a statement Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, his Twitter account was hacked after material including a link to an adult website and sexually suggestive hashtags were "liked" by his profile. (AP Photo/Garry Jones, File)
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Louisville coach Bobby Petrino says his Twitter account has been hacked after material including a link to an adult website and sexually suggestive hashtags were ''liked'' by his profile.

Petrino issued a statement Thursday morning after being alerted about the ''like.'' The third-year Cardinals coach – who was fired by Arkansas in April 2012 for misleading school officials about a motorcycle accident that eventually revealed his mistress was a passenger – says he generally supervises his Twitter account but notes that there are ''multiple people, and possibly an unauthorized user'' with access to his account.

Petrino adds: ''We've always taken the appropriate steps to make sure our official social media accounts are secure and are we taking measures to make sure this situation never happens again.''