The Journal said it traced a series of clues back to Mrs. Goodell, including how the account in question followed four accounts associated with their twin daughters' high school. "As a former media member, I'm always bothered when the coverage doesn't provide a complete and accurate picture of a story". That account was deactivated Thursday, but not before responding to journalists who posted less-than-positive tweets about the commissioner over the past few months.
Roger Goodell and Jane Skinner Goodell, shown in 2012, have been married since 1997.
"I'm also a wife and a mom", she continued.
Goodell's wife coming to his digital defense is nothing new in sports and media, though it is embarrassing. Finding a life partner who will do all these things and also create an anonymous burner Twitter account to mercilessly roast anyone on the Internet who dares malign your job performance is perhaps a bit further down the list, but as it so happens, National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell is an exceptionally lucky man. I have always passionately defended the hard-working guy I love-and I always will.
In response to an ESPN report, for example, about the chaos inside the NFL, Jane Goodell wrote, "Reads like press release from players' union". She confirmed that she uses a fake twitter account to defend her husband.
She also tweeted in response to a newspaper clipping about former Senator Charles Goodell, Roger's father. "He is already doing this". However, a closer investigation by The Wall Street Journal revealed that the account was actually run by none other than Goodell's wife. "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".