Roger Goodell's wife had secret Twitter handle to defend National Football League commissioner

Roger Goodell's wife had secret Twitter handle to defend National Football League commissioner

"I have always passionately defended the hard-working guy I love-and I always will", she writes in her statement about the man she's been married to for 20 years.

The account, per the Journal's report, had no followers, and its avatar picture was the infamous Twitter egg. You can do better reporting.

In another example, Jason Gay of the Wall Street Journal made a joke about a photo that showed Roger Goodell posing with New England Patriots fans.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at the 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia.

Now I'm wondering if my wife has any secret twitter accounts.

A typical post from the account would usually be a reply to a tweet linking to an article criticizing either Goodell or the National Football League as a whole.

News broke yesterday that Jane Skinner-formerly of Fox News, now wife of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell-operates a secret, under-the-radar Twitter account with which she searches for mean mentions of her husband and defends him vociferously. "I just may not use Twitter to do so in the future!"

She responded with a tweet that said: "Why is everyone so immature?"

"What we've had is unprecedented dialogue over the previous year with our players, our owners, with community leaders and law enforcement", Goodell told

But those controversies have been overshadowed by the one that was started last monthby President Trump. Another subset could object to how he has handled recent player protests. His comments only caused more players to join the protests. Mrs. Goodell said Thursday afternoon in a written statement.

Probably because she didn't expect anyone to pay attention, it doesn't look like she took great pains to throw people off the scent. Trump then praised Goodell, incorrectly claiming that he was finally demanding that players stand during the Anthem. Others might not like how he has managed the NFL's domestic violence issues.

Skinner had tweeted only 14 times since August, and each 140-character missive was a defense of Goodell.