The NFL's official Twitter account has nearly 20 million followers. Many of those people got a shock Tuesday morning when they saw this tweet in their timeline.
That tweet was soon deleted, as were follow-up tweets that said: "Oi, I said Roger Goodell has died. Don't delete that tweet," and, as other Twitter users surmised it was a hack, "OK, OK, you amateur detective win. Good job."
The NFL later issued a statement confirming Goodell is alive and well -- and a few hours later, Goodell himself offered this amusing reply.
— Roger Goodell (@nflcommish) June 7, 2016
The Associated Press contributed to this report.