Tom Brady’s #Deflategate Courtroom Sketch Was So Weird-Looking It Had To Become A Meme
Tom Brady was in court yesterday for his alleged involvement in what’s been dubbed #Deflategate. Brady is accused of being involved in the controversy involving footballs being tampered with, and being under-inflated, when he was quarterback for New England Patriots in a game against the Indianapolis Colts last season.
He denied the accusations but was suspended. He then appealed his suspension but it was upheld by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. So was he in court for a hearing of his civil case against NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL.
But, it wasn’t the court case itself that caught everyone’s attention, but the sketch by courtroom artist Jane Rosenberg. She’s come under criticism and ridicule for the sketch, which makes Brady look really glum. And, mainly, doesn’t really look much like Brady at all more like a—albeit fittingly— deflated-football version of Tom Brady.
Rosenberg didn’t seem to care about it though. “I don’t tend to flatter people and make them look beautiful.” she told The Boston Globe. “He hardly looked up at all. Are you interested in what’s going on or what? At least they can figure out which one is Tom Brady. That’s good, whether he looks good or bad. It’s not just a stick figure of a nobody.”
Still, once the internet got hold of it, it readied its photoshop skills and the mockups (Brady’s sullen face in scenes from E.T. and in Edvard Munch) soon started coming thick and fast. Because, lets face it, this was an opportunity too good to miss.
Here’s the original sketches.
— Jim Armstrong (@JimArmstrongWBZ) August 12, 2015
And here’s the internet’s reactions.
— NOT SportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) August 12, 2015
— Thunder Dan Weiner (@DanWeiner) August 12, 2015
Tom Brady does not look like Gollum, courtroom sketch person. pic.twitter.com/GAEhLPbvJ5
— Joon Lee (@iamjoonlee) August 12, 2015
The Tom Brady courtroom sketch looks spot-on to me. pic.twitter.com/Oaz3M7hmDv
— Ethan Booker (@Ethan_Booker) August 12, 2015
— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) August 12, 2015
Tom Brady looks like Quasimodo. pic.twitter.com/NKRxLg5ayo
— The Sports Geeks (@thesportsgeeks) August 12, 2015
— nick pants (@nick_pants) August 13, 2015
— Josh Laincz (@zohf) August 13, 2015
— Josh Laincz (@zohf) August 12, 2015
Here’s a more professional sketch of Tom Brady in court today. pic.twitter.com/agp15LIpFZ
— Hardy (@hardy985) August 12, 2015
— Wes Rand (@wrand) August 12, 2015
— Christopher Swartout (@chrisswartout) August 13, 2015
Looks correct pic.twitter.com/0HyoTmDqpy
— Brian Floyd (@BrianMFloyd) August 12, 2015
— Hector Diaz (@iamHectorDiaz) August 12, 2015
Here’s a story Bout a QB named brady who was busy letting air out of his balls pic.twitter.com/43QAXYqJqS
— Dave Rappoccio (@DrawPlayDave) August 12, 2015
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