Spoiler alert, a lot of people create secret Twitter and Instagram accounts so they can comment and “double tap” in peace, without having to explain their actions. Most recently Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant got busted using his, now the wife of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, Jane Skinner Goodell had hers exposed.
@ForArgument AKA “Jones Smith” had no followers, no profile photo and very rarely tweeted. But, when it did, the replies would be to articles and posts that were critical of the NFL commissioner.
Over the past few months the account has been busy defending Goodell against critiques on the handling of anthem protests.
On Sept. 26, @ProFootballTalk, the Twitter account for the popular NBC Sports blog, tweeted that it was “on the commissioner” to solve the anthem issues.
In response, @forargument tweeted: “Please do better reporting. He is already doing this. You are behind.”
Goodell’s wife confirmed to the Wall Street Journal that it was her account. The former Fox journalist was holding her man down and having his back like only a wife or family member would.
“It was a REALLY silly thing to do and done out of frustration—and love.” Mrs. Goodell said Thursday afternoon in a written statement. “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!”
They cracked the case by checking out the social media clues – who the account was following :
In total, @forargument follows 46 accounts. Between the national outlets, prominent athletes and others (such as Taylor Swift, Ryan Seacrest and a popular account @FemaleTexts), she follows four accounts connected to the high school attended by the Goodells’ twin daughters.
Naturally the page went to private before ultimately being deleted. My advice, make a private list, but follow no one publicly. At least that way there’s less evidence to piece together.