Goodell's anonymous defender on social media turns out to be his wife

In August the pseudonymous account took umbrage at WSJ reporter Jason Gay for pointing out Patriots fans well-known dislike for Roger Goodell over his handling of Deflategate

Goodell's anonymous defender on social media turns out to be his wife

Jane Skinner Goodell provided a statement to the WSJ on Thursday, explaining her actions were silly, but done out of frustration and love.

One of the more unpopular figures in sports is NFL Commission Roger Goodell.

For example, in response to a Pro Football Talk blog post that called for Goodell to "solve the anthem issue", the anonymous tweeter replied, "Please do better reporting".

'As a former media member, I'm always bothered when the coverage doesn't provide a complete and accurate picture of a story, ' she said in her statement to the Journal. "He is already doing this".

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When the Journal's Jason Gay tweeted out a photo of the commissioner posing with some Patriots fans during a preseason game, with the caption, "roger goodell with three guys who will be disowned by their families tomorrow", Skinner Goodell replied, "Why is everyone so immature?" I'm also a wife and a mom.

"Reads like a press release from players" union, ' the account tweeted to ESPN writer Seth Wickersham in response to a story chronicling the fallout after President Donald Trump went to war with the anthem protesters.

Since at least January 2015, Mrs. Goodell has been logging on to Twitter to give the media a piece of her mind. Under the fake name "Jones Smith", the account defended Goodell on several issues including the NFL's recent handling of national anthem protests. She confirmed that she uses a fake twitter account to defend her husband. From Kate Upton sticking up for Justin Verlander not winning a Cy Young a year ago to Miko Grimes cheerleading for her husband, cornerback Brent Grimes, on social media, plenty of athletes have gotten a digital assist from their significant others.

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