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Roger Goodell’s Wife Had a Secret Twitter Account She Used to Defend Him

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Jane Skinner Goodell, the wife of National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell, has been revealed as the person behind a sporadically active Twitter account that, according to The Wall Street Journal, sent 14 frustrated tweets to sports reporters. The handle @forargument — further proof that getting mad online is the only thing that truly unites us as human beings — was deleted shortly after the Journal inquired about Goodell’s relationship to the account.

Goodell sent tweets criticizing reporters such as “Reads like press release from the players’ union” (regarding recent league controversies) and a defense of the commissioner and his father, a former senator who earned the ire of the Nixon administration. “Goodell courageous & was right in the end. Leadership is hard. Commish is doing same. Give him credit.” Much like a senator willing to take on the president, Roger Goodell is showing courage when he dodges opportunities to mention the actual issues that players are protesting, police brutality and institutionalized racism.

Goodell, who hosted a daytime show on Fox News a few years ago, told the Journal that she sent the anonymous tweets under the name “Jones smith” because she was bothered by coverage of her husband. “It was a REALLY silly thing to do and done out of frustration — and love,” she wrote. She was outed by her follows on the service, which included accounts related to the school that the couple’s children attend. Be careful insulting the troll in your mentions, it might be the NFL commissioner’s wife!

Roger Goodell’s Wife Had Secret Twitter for Media Criticism