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RECAP: NFL’s Twitter Account Hacked, Falsely Reports Goodell’s Death

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5 years ago at 5:29 am ET
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RECAP: NFL’s Twitter Account Hacked, Falsely Reports Goodell’s DeathMatthew Emmons - USA TODAY Sports

NFL fans and the media were in a frenzy Tuesday afternoon following a rather stunning and confusing tweet that came from the leagues official Twitter account.

The original tweet, sent out just after 12:30pm, reported commissioner Roger Goodell had passed away but two more shortly followed confirming the account was hacked by an unknown assailant.

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NFL Public Relations manager Brian McCarthy swifty tweeted out damage control to clear the issue.

According to an ESPN report, McCarthy later said in a statement, “We have engaged law enforcement to look into the matter. We are reviewing and strengthening our cyber-security measures.”

The origin of where the hack came from was tracked down to this account that is currently suspended.

https://twitter.com/jordanems/status/740302524830339072

By the end of the afternoon, Goodell himself tried to make light of the situation by trying his best to make a joke of it to his own Twitter account.


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