Jane Skinner Goodell, the wife of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, pulled a Kevin Durant.
In fact, she’d been using an anonymous Twitter account to defend her husband for so long, it should be called pulling a Jane Skinner Goodell.
The now-defunct (and, in retrospect, blatant) handle @forargument with the name “Jones smith” was created in 2014, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The account got much more active this year, particularly due to Roger Goodell’s handling of the protests players have been carrying out before and during pregame renditions of the national anthem.
ProFootballTalk’s Twitter account regularly found itself on the receiving end of Skinner Durant’s anonymous tweets.
There’s a way to solve the anthem issue, and it’s on the Commissioner to do it https://t.co/w9BZb8FmGS
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) September 26, 2017
“Please do better reporting,” she responded to the above tweet. “He is already doing this. You are behind.”
Here are some of her other choice reactions:
— Kim Bhasin (@KimBhasin) October 12, 2017
— Steven Shepard (@POLITICO_Steve) October 12, 2017
Jane Skinner Goodell is a former Fox News anchor. She retired in 2011.
“It was a REALLY silly thing to do and done out of frustration—and love,” she wrote in a statement to the Journal. “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!”
— Chris Kuzyk (@_KOOZ_) October 12, 2017
Noticeably absent from the story: a Jane Skinner Goodell clap back at criticism of the insanely inconsistent suspensions Roger Goodell has handed down, particularly concerning domestic abuse.
Some things are just indefensible.