Roger Goodell's wife defends him with stealth Twitter account

In August the pseudonymous account took umbrage at WSJ reporter Jason Gay for pointing out Patriots fans well-known dislike for Roger Goodell over his handling of Deflategate

Be careful insulting the troll in your mentions, it might be the National Football League commissioner's wife! So who was behind it?

Mrs. Goodell was sparring with members of the media with her now-deleted Twitter account with the display name Jones smith (creative!) and the handle @forargument (she wasn't lying).

Why? Well, she loves the guy and didn't like the media coverage he was getting on such topics as deflate-gate, Ezekiel Elliott or more recently the national anthem protests. I just may not use Twitter to do so in the future!' Of course she was angry about know-nothings slagging her husband!

"Reads like a press release from players' union".

"It was a REALLY silly thing to do and done out of frustration-and love", Mrs. Goodell said in a written statement to the Journal on Thursday.

Next time Jane Skinner Goodell sees some criticism of her husband online she should probably just, you know, let it go.

Skinner's last tweet was a defense of her late father-in-law Charles Ellsworth Goodell, who was a Republican senator from NY. Goodell responded with a statement critical of the president.

"Goodell courageous & was right in the end". "Commish is doing same". "None of those tweets have elicited replies, likes or retweets", adds the WSJ in a detail that caused me to nod grimly and involuntarily mutter "Same" even as I typed this sentence.

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Skinner followed only 46 accounts, and many of them were celebrities like Taylor Swift and Ryan Seacrest. An article in the Wall Street Journal (behind a paywall) revealed that one of those defenders was Goodell's wife. After all, she was once a journalist herself.

Skinner was a former daytime news anchor, who worked for Fox News Channel and co-hosted "Happening Now" with Jon Scott.

Don't mess with her man!

The Twitter account has since been taken down.

The commissioner has 500,000 followers on Twitter, and Skinner often liked his tweets.

The NFL had it good for so long but Goodell is starting a reign of error.

"Sounds like what she did is what every spouse in America would want to do", McCarthy told The Wall Street Journal.