Let’s get this out of the way first: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is not dead, despite what you may have seen on the league’s official Twitter feed on Tuesday afternoon:
That tweet was quickly taken down but not before all those retweets and likes. Then whoever had grabbed the controls started toying with everyone.
That one also was deleted, but not before one last salvo.
The hack appeared to at least partly stem from a Twitter user named @IDissEverything, which was the last account followed by @NFL before the tweets went up. That account has been suspended.
To repeat: Roger Goodell is not dead, and @NFL needs to change its Twitter password.
Update: Goodell himself responded to reports of his death and it’s actually kind of funny.