INDIANAPOLIS (WISH/AP) — A courtroom sketch of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady stole attention from what actually happened during the hearing on Wednesday.
Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell arrived at a courthouse Wednesday for a hearing in their dispute over underinflated footballs, with a judge in position to decide whether the league’s top official was justified in punishing one of its biggest stars for his role in the scandal known as “Deflategate.”
During the hearing hand-drawn portraits of Brady were released.
Now, the artist is apologizing for what many people are saying is an unflattering portrayal of the quarterback.
Jane Rosenburg told the New York Times, “I’m getting bad criticism that I made him look like Lurch and obviously I apologize to Tom Brady for not making him as good-looking as he is.”
In the hand drawn photos Brady, as some say, doesn’t look like himself.
Hundreds of people took to social media to talk about the pictures and create some cartoons of their own.
Others defended the artist saying she was “invaluable during the Marathon bombing trail.”
The talks continued more than four hours until about 5 p.m. Afterward, a smiling Brady left the courthouse. Several people shouted “cheater, cheater!”