football by August Prum October 13, 2017
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has come under criticism from all sides recently.
The league has a mounting litany of problems, from the ongoing concussion and player safety narrative, the pre-game protests, Colin Kaepernick’s continued blackballing, and falling attendance numbers, Goodell has drawn the ire of die-hard football fans, both sides of the political spectrum, and NFL players.
With all of this intense criticism, some have rushed to Goodell’s side to defend the commish. An article in the Wall Street Journal (behind a paywall) revealed that one of those defenders was Goodell’s wife.
That’s fair enough, nothing particularly weird or interesting about a wife defending her husband. But the way the Jane Skinner Goodell went about defending her husband was by making a fake Twitter account and responding to haters online.
Jane took a page from KD’s playbook.
Mrs. Goodell was sparring with members of the media with her now-deleted Twitter account with the display name Jones smith (creative!) and the handle @forargument (she wasn’t lying).
The Journal described Jane’s activity,
“The most frequent sparring partner for @forargument is the nation’s sports media. On Sept. 26, @ProFootballTalk, the Twitter account for the popular NBC Sports blog, tweeted that it was “on the commissioner” to solve the anthem issues.
“In response, @forargument tweeted: ‘Please do better reporting. He is already doing this. You are behind.'”
For her part, Jane admitted to being quick with the Twitter fingers. She wrote to the Journal in a statement,
“It was a REALLY silly thing to do and done out of frustration—and love. 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. I just may not use Twitter to do so in the future!”
Points to Mrs. Goodell, who used to be a Fox News anchor, for being straight up in her admission of guilt. The fact that she describes herself as a ‘wife and mom’ trying to ‘passionately defend the hard-working guy I love’ almost humanizes Roger Goodell, almost.
Don’t make fake accounts people. You will get caught.