National Football League commissioner's wife was using anonymous tweets to defend him

Ruben Hill
October 13, 2017

I'm also a wife and a mom. However, a closer investigation by The Wall Street Journal revealed that the account was actually run by none other than Goodell's wife. I have always passionately defended the hard-working guy I love-and I always will.

As criticism of Goodell flooded the internet for his stance on the recent anthem protests - and of course, residual Deflategate issues - the mysterious account faithfully came to the defense of the 58-year-old. Bieler cited one, after Pro Football Talk tweeted September 26 that it was "on the commissioner" to resolve the issue of player protests during the national anthem. She confirmed that she uses a fake twitter account to defend her husband. "He is already doing this".

'It was a REALLY silly thing to do and done out of frustration-and love, ' Mrs Goodell said in a statement to the Wall Street Journal, which first reported the fake account.

Since at least January 2015, Mrs. Goodell has been logging on to Twitter to give the media a piece of her mind. "(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.

Goodell has been married to his wife since 1997. The name she said she used was "Jones Smith".

"Reads like a press release from players' union". With the exception of her tweet calling Journal columnist Jason Gay "immature," Mrs. Goodell appears to have been fairly civil with her clapbacks. I have a feeling she'll be back online soon with another account, but with a better strategy for staying in the shadows.

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