The NFL has “engaged law enforcement” to look into how its Twitter account was hacked with a post purporting that Commissioner Roger Goodell had died.
“We have engaged law enforcement to look into the matter, ” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told Tuesday. “We are reviewing and strengthening our cyber-security measures.”
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 told: “Oi, I told Roger Goodell has died. Don’t delete that tweet, ” and, as other Twitter users surmised it was a hacker: “OK, OK, you amateur detectives win. Good job.”
Goodell subsequently jokingly tweeted, “Man, you leave the office for 1 day of golf” with former Bills quarterback Jim Kelly and “your own network kills you off, ” followed by a hashtag and “harsh.”
— Roger Goodell (@ nflcommish) June 7, 2016
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