NFL Commish Roger Goodell’s Wife Used to Defend Him From Criticism Via Secret Twitter Account
By a fairly wide margin, there is no sports executive in America who gets as much criticism on Twitter as NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. His wife wanted to do something about it.
According to the Wall Street Journal (via Business Insider), Jane Skinner Goodell — the wife of the NFL commissioner — operated a secret Twitter account, @forargument, which frequently tweeted at journalists who were critical of her husband.
The account, per the Journal‘s report, had no followers, and its avatar picture was the infamous Twitter egg. Jane Skinner Goodell used the account to engage journalists who reported and/or opined unfavorably about her husband.
“Please do better reporting,” Skinner Goodell reportedly wrote to a website which published a piece criticizing the commissioner for not coming up with a solution to the NFL protest issue. “He is already doing this. You are behind.”
“It was a REALLY silly thing to do and done out of frustration — and love.” Jane Skinner Goodell told the Journal in a statement. “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.”
The account has been deleted, so we are only left to imagine how many fights @forargument got into with Boston-area journalists during Deflategate.
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