National Football League commissioner's wife was using anonymous tweets to defend him

Thurman Thomas

Unfortunately, if you log on to Twitter, you won't be able to find Mrs. Goodell's account, because she chose to shut it down. "As a former media member, I'm always bothered when the coverage doesn't provide a complete and accurate picture of a story".

Skinner Goodell has since deleted the account. That was the clue that tipped WSJ off that Jane Skinner Goodell was behind it.

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

If you've logged on to Twitter recently, you may have noticed that Roger Goodell doesn't have a lot of fans on the social media website. I have always passionately defended the hard-working guy I love-and I always will.

Mrs. Goodell admitted in a statement that she ran the Twitter handle. She confirmed that she uses a fake twitter account to defend her husband.

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The Journal not only discovered that the generic Twitter account was operated by Jane Goodall but even elicited a statement from the Commissioner's wife admitting to the whole scheme.

Skinner was a former daytime news anchor, who worked for Fox News Channel and co-hosted "Happening Now" with Jon Scott. "Give him credit." Much like a senator willing to take on the president, Roger Goodell is showing courage when he dodges opportunities to mention the actual issues that players are protesting, police brutality and institutionalized racism.

Skinner Goodell's use of an anonymous Twitter account to defend her husband reminded many Thursday of Kevin Durant, who appeared to reveal last month that he himself had employed a similar tactic to respond to online critics of his.

"In response, @forargument tweeted: 'Please do better reporting".

"Sounds like what she did is what every spouse in America would want to do", National Football League spokesman Brian McCarthy said.

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