Roger Goodell’s wife was defending him from anonymous Twitter account
The wife of Roger Goodell has admitted to defending her husband via an anonymous Twitter account she created that has since been deactivated, according to a report.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Jane Skinner Goodell was defending her husband from criticism over his actions as NFL commissioner via the Twitter account. The account was “@forargument” and named “Jones smith.” The Journal says it had no followers and no profile picture.
“It was a REALLY silly thing to do and done out of frustration—and love.” Mrs. Goodell said to the Wall Street Journal Thursday in a written statement. “As a former media member, I’m always bothered when the coverage doesn’t provide a complete and accurate picture of a story. I’m also a wife and a mom. I have always passionately defended the hard-working guy I love—and I always will. I just may not use Twitter to do so in the future!”
The Twitter account was marked private and then later deleted after the Wall Street Journal contact Mrs. Goodell about it.
They provided screenshots of some tweets sent by the account, all of which defended the commissioner in response to articles posted by media outlets about him and what he was or wasn’t doing well enough. Commissioner Goodell was said to be unaware of the account.
Mrs. Goodell really isn’t too different from many other wives of famous NFL players. Even Gisele Bundchen has had her embarrassing moments while defending her husband. Oh, and one former NBA MVP has been caught tweeting from an anonymous account, so Mrs. Goodell really is in good company.