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Daughter of Lombardi Trophy designer ‘upset’ over Tom Brady’s trophy toss, wants apology

"It just upset me that this trophy was disgraced."

Tom Brady's recent actions with the Lombardi Trophy were "disrespectful" to one woman.

Tom Brady’s Lombardi Trophy toss to Cameron Brate during the Buccaneers’ championship parade capped off another Super Bowl-winning season for Brady.

While the throw was one of the many highlights of the parade that had people raving about Brady, there’s one person who isn’t delighted with Brady’s final throw of the season.

Fort Meyers woman Lorraine Grohs took exception to Brady’s throw. Grohs is the daughter of Greg Grohs, who crafted the first Lombardi Trophy during his 27-year tenure as the master silversmith at Tiffany and Company.

“It just upset me that this trophy was disgraced and disrespected by being thrown as if it was a real football,” Grohs told Fox 4’s Leslie Delasbour.


Grohs told the Cape Coral TV station that she’s had sleepless nights over Brady’s trophy toss, describing the history of the trophy as a reason why she was so upset.

“I’ve seen this trophy being made at the factory at Tiffany’s and it’s a beautiful trophy,” Grohs said. “My father had to chisel the seams, he had to chisel the seams by hand. There is a newspaper article that shows him working on that trophy. The ball is hand-formed and the base is as well.”

The Florida resident isn’t a Buccaneers fan or even a football fan, but she watches the Super Bowl until the end of each year to watch the Lombardi Trophy presentation. Grohs said she gets “goosebumps” when the moment happens.

Grohs isn’t getting goosebumps over Brady’s throw, though. She wants an apology for his latest celebration.

“I personally would like an apology,” Grohs said. “Not just to me and my family and the other silversmiths but to the fans, all the football fans, the other team players.”

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