After an exceptional performance in the Super Bowl LV, Tom Brady was definitely in the mood to celebrate at the Hillsborough River's boat parade. And he did so by throwing the Lombardi Trophy from his boat to Cameron Brate in another one.
The catch and throw quickly went viral, and most people found it a good laugh and shared Tom's happy vibes. But a certain Lorraine Grohs found the act extremely disrespectful.
Lorraine Grohs is the daughter of Greg Grohs, who happened to be the master silversmith at Tiffany and Company from 1967 to 1994. Along with many other skilled silversmiths, Greg Grohs was the designer of the Lombardi Trophy. She claims that her father had to chisel the trophy's seams and create the ball and base, all just by hand, and the careless treatment displayed by Tom Brady led to many sleepless nights for her.
"It just upset me that this trophy was disgraced and disrespected by being thrown as if it was a real football," Lorraine Grohs told Fox4. "I have a big history of this trophy being made by my father, and it's such an honor, and I know all the craftsmen that made it when my dad was there also at Tiffany's, and it takes a lot of hard work."
Lorraine has demanded an apology from Brady, not only to her but her father, the other craftsmen, involved, and to fans. The Lombardi Trophy is worth $10,000, and one would agree that throwing around an expensive, timeless piece is risky business. Considering the trophy was already dented due to Rob Gronkowski using it as a bat in 2019, we speak for everyone when we say we're all glad nothing happened to it this time! Party on GOAT!
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