Roger Goodell's wife defends him with stealth Twitter account

Skinner Goodell set up a fake Twitter account under the name "Jones smith".

Jane Skinner Goodell, the wife of National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell apparently has a stealth Twitter account that she uses to fire back at those who criticize her husband on social media, according to Andrew Beaton of The Wall Street Journal.

Mrs. Goodell confirmed that she was running the account via a statement obtained by the Wall Street Journal.

When reached by the paper, she admitted that the account belonged to her.

"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.

One of the more unpopular figures in sports is NFL Commission Roger Goodell.

Goodell's wife, who is a former broadcast journalist with Fox News, has also taken aim at WSJ columnist Jason Gay and other sportswriters, according to the Journal. I have always passionately defended the hard-working guy I love-and I always will.

This is becoming the year of secret Twitter accounts.

Jane Skinner Goodell, in response to The Wall Street Journal's discovery of her use of the account, called it a passionate act done out of love. Mrs. Goodell made the mistake of following her daughter's school among others linked to the family.