Roger Goodell is alive and well, there is no doubt about that. No doubt about it anymore, anyway. The age of the internet has brought us many things such as online shopping, awesome sports blogs like ours here at Silver & Black Pride, and unfortunately a large amount of celebrity death hoaxes.
The latter one of those items has struck again and this time it hit Roger Goodell. The NFL Commissioner is officially on the list of celebrity death hoax victims now too after he was the victim of not one, but two internet hacks announcing his premature demise.
First the NFL's official Twitter handle got hacked and announced the (fake) news...
...and then after that it happened a second time on Wikipedia as well.
Tough day for Roger Goodell, who first was killed off on Twitter, then later on his Wikipedia page. pic.twitter.com/L2XnyGOgS2— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 8, 2016
The Commissioner was having himself a round of golf with Hall of Fame QB Jim Kelly when the hoax was perpetrated. He has since responded cheekily on Twitter himself about the rumors of his death, verifying once and for all that he had not met his maker earlier in the day after all.
Man, you leave the office for 1 day of golf w/ @JimKelly1212 & your own network kills you off. #harsh pic.twitter.com/BvtBVzdYTc— Roger Goodell (@nflcommish) June 7, 2016
I would have to say that Mr. Goodell won this round against the random internet hacker and death hoax purveyor. Kudos to the Commish for having a good sense of humor about the whole thing, despite having been pronounced dead twice in the same day.