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Roger Goodell's wife defends NFL commissioner in anonymous Twitter account

Renatta Signorini
| Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, 7:48 a.m.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell

For three years, an anonymous Twitter account defended often-criticized NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell from critical media reports.

The Wall Street Journal learned that the now-deleted account belonged to Goodell's wife and former Fox News anchor Jane Skinner Goodell, according to an article the outlet published Thursday.

Under the display name "Jones smith," the twitter handle @forargument often came to the defense of Goodell against national sports media outlets, the Journal reported.

For example, @forargument responded on Oct. 1 on Twitter to an ESPN piece about the league that the article "reads like a press release from the players' union."

Skinner Goodell confirmed to the Wall Street Journal that her motive behind the account was frustration and love.

"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!" she told the newspaper.

Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-837-5374, or via Twitter @byrenatta.

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