Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Roger Goodell's wife created anonymous Twitter account to defend her husband

Roger Goodell's wife created anonymous Twitter account to defend her husband

But the way the Jane Skinner Goodell went about defending her husband was by making a fake Twitter account and responding to haters online.

Jane Skinner Goodell replied to the Journal with a written response.

Mrs. Goodell confirmed that she was running the account via a statement obtained by the Wall Street Journal.

"I'm also a wife and a mom", she continued. "I have always passionately defended the hard-working guy I love-and I always will", she writes in her statement about the man she's been married to for 20 years. "I just may not use Twitter to do so in the future!"

Jane Skinner Goodell, a former Fox News anchor, admitted that she trolled her husband's detractors on the social media site, using the name Jones Smith.

What ultimately led Beaton to discover it was the commissioner's wife was the fact that she followed four accounts associated with the high school that the Goodells' twin daughters attend.

The NFL did comment defending Jane Skinner Goodell and downplayed the tweeting.

"In response, @forargument tweeted: 'Please do better reporting". "He is already doing this". The accompanying comment read: "Roger Goodell with three guys who will be disowned by their families tomorrow".

The WSJ found that the Twitter account that regularly criticized reporters was actually run by his wife.

On Tuesday, Goodell said in a letter to team owners that he believed players should stand for the national anthem, adding that the league would consider a rule change requiring players to stand.

Seems like fake twitter accounts to let people speak their mind is becoming more and more popular.

The problem with this secret-Twitter-account strategy is that it accomplishes exactly nothing.

Members of the Detroit Lions take a knee during the playing of the national anthem prior to the start of the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Ford Field on September 24, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan.

Goodell's wife coming to his digital defense is nothing new in sports and media, though it is embarrassing.

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