NFL looking into Twitter hack of fake post about Goodell

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a press conference prior to the upcoming Super Bowl XLIX at Phoenix Convention Center on January 30, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Soon after the hoax tweet was deleted, another rogue message - this time seemingly mocking the league - appeared.

NFL PR guru Brian McCarthy quickly put an end to the rumors, tweeting: "The @NFL Twitter account was hacked. We are reviewing and strengthening our cyber-security measures".

"Oi, I said Roger Goodell has died", read a tweet that appeared on the National Football League page shortly after news of Goodell's demise disappeared. On Sunday, the official Twitter account for the band Tenacious D was hacked and reported the death of actor/singer Jack Black.

If you've been on Twitter this afternoon, then you might still be on the floor after seeing the verified NFL Twitter account claim NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is dead. The group said it got the NFL's Twitter password by hacking the email account of an employee who handles social media.

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This tweet could be referencing the recent release of data from the 2013 hacks of LinkedIn, MySpace, Tumblr and more, but for now it's unclear.

And someone has already changed the Roger Goodell wiki entry to give him a cause of death.

At least two other tweets have since been deleted.

The NFL though is treating the incident seriously.

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