The sports world was briefly thrown into collective shock this afternoon. The NFL’s league Twitter account was hacked and tweeted that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had died.
— Todd Clausen (@ToddJClausen) June 7, 2016
Two subsequent tweets were launched by the hacker before the league regained control of the account.
The NFL Twitter hack continues… pic.twitter.com/SpgCmnv7VE
— Tim Williams (@realtimwilliams) June 7, 2016
The tweets were deleted, and ESPN’s Adam Schefter confirmed Roger Goodell is alive and probably reading a Tom Brady appeal brief.
NFL’s Twitter account was hacked. Roger Goodell is working away.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 7, 2016