NFL’s Twitter is hacked, says Roger Goodell has died
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NFL’s Twitter is hacked, says Roger Goodell has died
Tuesday June 7th, 2016

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The National Football League had its Twitter account hacked on Tuesday.

At 12:36 p.m. ET, the NFL’s official, verified account tweeted that commissioner Roger Goodell had died at the age of 57. Five minutes, and thousands of retweets later, the tweet was erased.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter was able to confirm that Goodell did not pass away shortly before the tweet was taken down. But, at 12:44 p.m. ET, the hacker was back with another tweet.

One minute after their “Oi” tweet, the hacker admitted defeat.

Each of the three tweets were erased. The league, through reporter Ian Rapoport and PR man Brian McCarthy, relayed that its account was, indeed, hacked.

According to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, the league is looking into the hack.

UPDATE (2 p.m. ET): This may be the hacker.

UPDATE (5:15 p.m. ET): Goodell tweeted that he was out golfing with Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly at the time of the tweet.

– Kenny Ducey

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