Sports | October 13, 2017 10:15 am

NFL Commissioner’s Wife Defended Him Via Secret Twitter Account

Jane Skinner Goodell tweeted at ESPN and Wall Street Journal from 'anonymous' handle.

National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell hasn’t been getting much love on social media these days. But one Twitter account, @forargument—with the user name “Jones smith”—backed him up on numerous occasions, lashing out at NBC Sports, ESPN, and the Wall Street Journal, among others.

It turns out that the account was being run by Goodell’s wife, Jane.

The Journal confirmed the handle’s identity, and received a statement from Jane Skinner Goodell saying: “It was a REALLY silly thing to do and done out of frustration—and love. 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 account has since been deleted.