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NFL Twitter account hacked, tweets that Commissioner Goodell died

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Posted at 12:58 PM, Jun 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-07 13:16:50-04
Roger Goodell announces a draft pick during the 2016 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theater on April 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Roger Goodell announces a draft pick during the 2016 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theater on April 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has not passed away, despite what a tweet from the NFL’s account may have led some to believe.

The league’s Twitter account was hacked on Tuesday with a message saying, “We regret to inform our fans that our commissioner, Roger Goodell, has passed away. He was 57.”

The tweet was posted at 12:36 p.m. and was removed within ten minutes. In that time, it was retweeted over 1,500 times.

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The NFL confirmed that its account had been hacked and that Goodell is alive and well.

The message has been deleted, but the hacker continued to toy with the account, sending more tweets mocking the NFL:

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