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NFL commissioner’s wife was using anonymous tweets to defend him


Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s wife has been using an anonymous Twitter account to defend her husband.

Jane Skinner Goodell called the use of the account a passionate act done out of love.

“It was a REALLY silly thing to do and done out of frustration — and love,” Jane Skinner Goodell 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!”

The Wall Street Journal’s investigation of the Twitter account @forargument, found that Goodell had used the account 14 times to defend her husband. The account has since been deleted from Twitter after the Journal’s publication of the story.

Last month, when NBC Sports blog Pro Football Talk tweeted it was “on the commissioner” to mollify the recent national anthem controversy, Goodell used the account to reply.

“Please do better reporting,” Jane Skinner Goodell, a former anchor for Fox News before her retirement in 2011, tweeted. “He is already doing this. You are behind.”

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