NFL confirms its official Twitter account was hacked Tuesday morning

Posted at 10:31 AM, Jun 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-07 16:45:30-04

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.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.