Buccaneers GM Jason Licht did not have patience for a Florida woman demanding an apology from Tom Brady after he tossed the Lombardi trophy during the team’s Super Bowl celebration.
Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers took to the water and had a party that saw Brady toss the Lombardi Trophy from his boat to Rob Gronkowski in another boat.
This moment didn’t seem like a big deal until the daughter of the trophy’s maker went on the news to complain and demand an apology. Bucs GM Jason Licht responded to her with the perfect GIF.
— Jason Licht (@jasonrlicht) February 14, 2021
A Florida woman whose father crafted the first Lombardi trophy says Tom Brady owes her an apology.
Lorraine Grohs, daughter of master silversmith Greg Grohs, says Brady “disgraced and disrespected” the trophy when he tossed it to a teammate over the Hillsborough River last week.
Grohs’ father was the master silversmith at Tiffany & Co. from 1967 to 1994 and designed the first Vince Lombardi Trophy.
“It just upset me that this trophy was disgraced and disrespected by being thrown as if it was a real football,” said Grohs said.
“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.”
Brady's angle of his Lombardi Trophy toss is WILD. 😱
— theScore (@theScore) February 10, 2021
That incident, which went viral on social media, came as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were celebrating their Super Bowl victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.
She says Brady insulted her family’s legacy and she would like an apology not only to her, but to all football fans.
Lorraine Grohs, daughter of the Lombardi Trophy designer, called for Tom Brady to apologize for throwing the trophy during the Bucs' Super Bowl boat parade https://t.co/XqZbcQXDGQ
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 14, 2021
She didn’t say anything about Rob Gronkowski using it as a bat and denting it.