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Roger Goodell’s wife busted for running secret Twitter account to troll husband’s NFL critics

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The wife of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell used a secret Twitter account to defend her husband amid the controversy over players kneeling for the national anthem.

Jane Skinner Goodell, a former Fox News anchor, admitted that she trolled her husband’s detractors on the social media site, using the name Jones Smith.

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WSJ ultimately discovered that Skinner Goodell owned the anonymous account because it also followed accounts associated with her children’s schools, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported.

“It was a REALLY silly thing to do and done out of frustration—and love,” she told the Wall Street Journal, who broke the story of her secret account.

She used the account to go after many in the media who said things about her husband that she did not like.

“Reads like a press release from players’ union,” she told Seth Wickersham, a writer for ESPN, regarding a story he wrote on the National Anthem protests. “You can do better reporting. (D Smith sounds like D Trump with the inaccurate firebombs).”

The account tweeted other attacks on reporters and people, calling them “immature” and telling them to “do better.”

“As a former media member, I’m always bothered when the coverage doesn’t provide a complete and accurate picture of a story,” she told the Journal.

“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!”

Watch her Fox News farewell where she expresses her appreciation to the late head of Fox News, Roger Ailes, Shepard Smith, Janice Dean and others.

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