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NFL Account Hacked, Falsely Reports Goodell's Death

A NFL spokesman says Goodell "is alive and well"

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    The @NFL Twitter handle was hacked by someone who falsely tweeted that Roger Goodell died.

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is not dead. 

    The National Football League's Twitter account was hacked Tuesday and a message posted around 12:30 pm. ET said Goodell has died. 

    "We regret to inform our fans that our commissioner, Roger Goodell, has passed away. He was 57. #RIP," the tweet read. 

    The NFL Commissioner's Office confirmed to NBC the account was hacked. 

    Additional messages were posted after the first false tweet. 

    "Oi, I said Roger Goodell has died. Don't delete that tweet," one message read, followed by, "OK, OK, you amateur detectives win. Good job."

    NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed the hack in a tweet, adding Goodell "is alive and well."