Saturday, 21 October, 2017

Roger Goodell's wife's sketchy, fake Twitter account exposed

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Kristopher Love | 13 October, 2017, 23:11

Jane Skinner Goodell called the use of the account a passionate act done out of love.

The Wall Street Journal investigated and learned the account was Jane Skinner Goodell's. As a former media member, I'm always bothered when coverage doesn't provide a complete and accurate picture of a story.

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

Also among the tweets from the secret account were Goodell's wife responding to a tweet from Jason Gay of the Wall Street Journal, who joked about a few New England Patriots' fans who posed with Goodell in a photo.

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

Points to Mrs. Goodell, who used to be a Fox News anchor, for being straight up in her admission of guilt. "He is already doing this". I have a feeling she'll be back online soon with another account, but with a better strategy for staying in the shadows.

"(D Smith sounds like D Trump with the inaccurate firebombs),' the account said, in an apparent reference to reference to the National Football League players" union head DeMaurice Smith. The social media platform has become a place for critics of Goodell, amongst others, to lash out, sometimes anonymously. For KD, the accounts were just a way for him to return the favor without it becoming a headline nationwide.

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

Goodell and the NFL have been embroiled in a debate involving players protesting during the playing of the national anthem. Last month, Trump told a rally in Alabama that owners should get rid of players who kneel during the anthem.

Goodell's wife coming to his digital defense is nothing new in sports and media, though it is embarrassing.