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Roger Goodell’s wife defends him with stealth Twitter account

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and is wife, Jane Skinner, arrives for the inaugural NFL Honors show Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, in Indianapolis.The New York Giants will face the New England Patriots in the NFL football's Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis on Feb. 5. (AP Photo/David Stluka)
(AP Photo/David Stluka)

Jane Skinner Goodell, the wife of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell apparently has a stealth Twitter account that she uses to fire back at those who criticize her husband on social media, according to Andrew Beaton of The Wall Street Journal.

Skinner Goodell set up a fake Twitter account under the name “Jones smith.”

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

Skinner Goodell has since deleted the account.

Kim Bhasin of Bloomberg shared a photo of Skinner Goodell using the “Jones smith” account to respond to an article written by ESPN’s Seth Wickersham.

She also replied to ProFootballTalk one time for saying that Goodell needed to take responsibility for resolving player protests.

“Please do better reporting,” Skinner Goodell replied on Twitter using her stealth account. “He is already doing this. You are behind.”

Skinner Goodell is not the only public figure to use a separate social media account to respond to detractors. A few weeks ago, Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant was caught using a stealth account to go back at fans on Twitter. It would be silly to think that Skinner Goodell and Durant are the only ones.



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