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NFL, law enforcement looking into hacked tweet about Goodell
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NFL, law enforcement looking into hacked tweet about Goodell

Published Jun. 7, 2016 7:07 p.m. ET

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL has ''engaged law enforcement'' to see how its Twitter account was hacked with a post purporting that Commissioner Roger Goodell had died.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said Tuesday: ''We have engaged law enforcement to look into the matter. We are reviewing and strengthening our cyber-security measures.''

Around midday Tuesday, a post went up on the league's official account that read: ''We regret to inform our fans that our commissioner, Roger Goodell, has passed away. He was 57,'' followed by a hashtag and ''RIP.''

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.''

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