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NFL confirms Twitter account hacked, Goodell OK

Posted: 12:59 PM, Jun 07, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-07 17:15:50Z

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL is looking into how its Twitter account came to be hacked with a post purporting that Commissioner Roger Goodell had died.

Around midday Tuesday, a post went up on the league's official account that read: "We regret to inform our fans that our commissioner, Roger Goodell, has passed away. He was 57," followed by a hashtag and "RIP."

That tweet was soon deleted, as were follow-up tweets that said: "Oi, I said Roger Goodell has died. Don't delete that tweet," and, as other Twitter users surmised it was a hack, "OK, OK, you amateur detective win. Good job."

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy confirms the account was hacked and says the league is looking into what happened.