Lorraine Grohs: “It takes a lot of work, a lot of hard work, and a lot of hours go into it. It really upset me that this trophy was disgraced and disrespected by being thown as if it was a real football. I didn’t sleep for the past two nights because of this. I was that upset because I know the passion that goes into this trophy and how my dad and all his fellow silversmiths are so proud to make this. I personally would like an apology. Not just to me, but to my family and to the other silversmiths.” (Full Video Above)
Already a top candidate for the most bizarre story of 2021, the daughter of the man who crafted the very first Lombardi Trophy in 1967 is livid after the viral videos from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Super Bowl boat parade began to surface showing Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady chucking the trophy over the water from one boat to another.
Lorraine Grohs, whose father was Greg Grohs, a former silversmith at Tiffany’s, says she’s lost sleep since the viral incident, and say that she feels like Brady’s now-notorious trophy toss ‘disrespected’ and ‘disgraced’ her family, adding that Brady and other Bucs players don’t realize how much work and ingenuity it took to design the legendary award.
Grohs, now nicknamed ‘Karen Lombardi’ on Twitter, says she wants an apology from Brady himself.