Roger Goodell's wife defends him with stealth Twitter account


While Kevin Durant, Adam Silver and James Comey have all likely had secret social-media accounts discovered, National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell's wife, Jane Skinner Goodell, is the latest to join them.

Mrs Skinner, a former on-air reporter for several Fox affiliates, said her background in journalism drove her zeal for critiquing coverage of her husband.

"I'm also a wife and a mom", she continued.

As criticism of Goodell flooded the internet for his stance on the recent anthem protests - and of course, residual Deflategate issues - the mysterious account faithfully came to the defense of the 58-year-old. Bieler cited one, after Pro Football Talk tweeted September 26 that it was "on the commissioner" to resolve the issue of player protests during the national anthem. I have always passionately defended the hard-working guy I love-and I always will.

Skinner Goodell set up a fake Twitter account under the name "Jones smith".

The Journal said it traced a series of clues back to Mrs. Goodell, including how the account in question followed four accounts associated with their twin daughters' high school. In response, @forargument tweeted: 'Please do better reporting. "I just may not use Twitter to do so in the future!" "He is already doing this". That account was deactivated Thursday, but not before responding to journalists who posted less-then-positive tweets about the commissioner over the past few months. "(Including you?) let's celebrate the new season".

The former broadcaster is not afraid to speak out on behalf of her husband.