The wife of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, Jane Goodell, admitted that she created a secret Twitter profile to defend her husband to media accounts that painted negative portraits of him.
The Wall Street Journal reported that Jane Goodell didn't deny her use of the secret profile.
"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. 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," Goodell wrote to the Journal.
Goodell trolled media under the handle "@forargument" with the moniker "Jones Smith" a potential mix ofowner Jerry Jones and NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith.
She responded to a Sept. 26 tweet from Pro Football Talk, where the outlet argued that it was the commissioner's responsibility to solve any conflict regarding protests during the national anthem.
"Please do better reporting. He is already doing this. You are behind," she responded with the @forargument account.
The account has since been deleted.
"Sounds like what she did is what every spouse in America would want to do," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said.