NFL Twitter Account Hacked, Announces Roger Goodell's Death

The NFL's Twitter account got hacked, Roger Goodell is not really dead.
June 7, 2016, 5:05pm

Earlier today, someone hacked the NFL's Twitter account and fired off a couple of tweets announcing Roger Goodell's death. It was quickly confirmed to be a hack and that Roger Goodell was in fact alive and busy working to keep Tom Brady from ever setting foot on a football field again. The tweets were quickly deleted and the hackers were eventually locked out of the account.

The @nfl Twitter account was hacked. @nflcommish is alive and well.
— Brian McCarthy (@NFLprguy) June 7, 2016

NFL's Twitter account was hacked. Roger Goodell is working away.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 7, 2016

It's a weird choice of news to break if you're going to hack the NFL's account and, obviously, everyone's first suspicion was that it's an aggrieved Patriots fan. There is a group of Twitter folks taking credit for it, and it looks like more of a publicity stunt than salty New Englanders, but maybe get a little bit more creative next time. Maybe say something about how CTE is a legitimate disease and the NFL is voluntarily ripping up it's bogus concussion settlement. Faking a death is about as imaginative as the NFL's likely password for the account, which is obviously "Fo0tbaIl!"

Update: According to the hacker the password was "olsen3culvercam88."

The dude's Twitter account that allegedly hacked the NFL's handle is now suspended pic.twitter.com/tPKhRp48nJ
— Chelsea Gates (@ChelseaGatesTV) June 7, 2016