The National Football League's official Twitter account was briefly hacked Tuesday, falsely tweeting that commissioner Roger Goodell had died.

The account later tweeted "don't delete that tweet" before responding "you amateur detectives win" to the several replies suggesting the page had been hacked.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport cleared the air, tweeting that Goodell is alive and well.

The three tweets were taken down quickly, but Goodell's Wikipedia page still hasn't been fixed. Under the NFL commissioner's bio, his death was listed as June 7, 2016, with the location as "Twitter," and the "cause" appears to be a crude reference to the infamous Deflategate scandal.

Aside from deleting the tweets, the NFL has not acknowledged the hack on the social media network.


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