NFL Account Hacked, Falsely Reports Goodell’s Death

A NFL spokesman says Goodell "is alive and well"

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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."

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