Hacker falsely tweeted death of NFL commissioner Goodell -- league

New York (AFP) - The NFL said Tuesday that its Twitter feed was hacked after a false tweet was posted saying commissioner Roger Goodell had died.

The tweet was deleted minutes after it was posted and Brian McCarthy, the league's vice president of communications, posted on his own Twitter account that it was untrue.

"The @NFL Twitter account was hacked," McCarthy posted. "@nflcommish is alive and well."

After the bogus tweet was deleted from the NFL's verified official account, the hacker posted two follow-ups that were also promptly erased.