Roger Goodell.

While the Deflategate court battle is still playing out, the NFL lost a battle on another front Tuesday; control of their social media. The league’s @NFL Twitter account was hacked, and sent out a somewhat convincing-looking tweet stating that commissioner Roger Goodell had died. The league appeared to regain control of its account pretty quickly and delete the rogue tweet, but not before it picked up plenty of likes and retweets:

The subsequent tweets from the hacker were a little less formal:

About Andrew Bucholtz

Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.