Roger Goodell's wife has been secretly doing his dirty work on Twitter

Roger Goodell and Jane Skinner Goodell

Roger Goodell and Jane Skinner Goodell. David Stluka AP

Mrs. Goodell confirmed that she was running the account via a statement obtained by the Wall Street Journal. "As a former media member, I'm always bothered when the coverage doesn't provide a complete and accurate picture of a story".

As criticism of Goodell flooded the internet for his stance on the recent anthem protests - and of course, residual Deflategate issues - the mysterious account faithfully came to the defense of the 58-year-old. Jane Skinner Goodell said in a written statement.

"I'm also a wife and a mom", she continued.

Roger Goodell runs the largest professional sports league in the United States. "He is already doing this".

The Journal was able to guess the identity of commissioner's defender in part by observing that @forargument followed four Twitter accounts associated with the high school the Goodells' twin daughters attend. I have always passionately defended the hard-working guy I love-and I always will.

Mrs. Goodell, who married the future National Football League commissioner in 1997, retired from working as a news anchor at Fox News in 2010. "They could have then suspended him for two games and they could have suspended him again if he did it a third time, for the season, and you would never have had a problem".

Goodell has been married to his wife since 1997. Her father Sam Skinner, is a former Secretary of Transportation and White House Chief of Staff under President George H.W. Bush.

According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Jane Goodell has spent the past three years defending her husband from negative press on Twitter. I have a feeling she'll be back online soon with another account, but with a better strategy for staying in the shadows.

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