Jane Skinner Goodell, the wife of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, has been caught using an anonymous Twitter account to defend him this season.
The Wall Street Journal discovered the Twitter account @forargument — which has since been deleted — had been used it 14 times to defend her husband, while replying to critical stories from multiple sports outlets.
In Septmber, when NBC Sports tweeted it was “on the commissioner” to do something regarding the recent national anthem controversy, Jane used the account to reply. “Please do better reporting,” she tweeted. “He is already doing this. You are behind.”
After it was discovered she was behind the account, in a statement, she said it was simply done out of love. “It was a REALLY silly thing to do and done out of frustration — and love,” Jane said Thursday afternoon in a written statement to the Journal. “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!”
In a letter Tuesday set to all 32 NFL teams, Roger Goodell said the league has developed a plan to “move past” its ongoing debate about player protests during the national anthem. In the latter, he made it clear that he wants players to stand during the anthem. However, there wasn’t specifics on how he could enforce this.