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NFL Twitter Account Declares Roger Goodell Dead in Apparent Hack

Screen Shot 2016-06-07 at 12.50.20 PMIn the span of 20 seconds, the entire Abrams Media office went on an emotional rollercoaster ride that began with one of us yelling, “Roger Goodell is dead!” and ended with all of us Googling at once and realizing that the tweet from the official NFL Twitter account was a hoax.

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The tweet was deleted almost instantly and now it appears that a battle between the hacker and another moderator is raging.

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Meanwhile, other leading sports commentators are making quick work of dispelling the rumor of Goodell’s death.

And as you’d expect, the wry jokes are starting already, so stay tuned for this to be a big old punchline among a certain subset of people for the rest of the day.

[image via Teddy Wade]

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