WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- The daughter of a silversmith who fashioned the first silver Lombardi Trophy wants Tom Brady to apologize for the viral toss.
- Lorraine Grohs said that it was disrespectful of Brady to just toss the trophy when silversmiths labored with passion and pride to make it.
- The trophy landed safely in Rob Gronkowski’s arms after Brady tossed it between boats.
After the Super Bowl Victory, the Tampa Buccaneers’ had an aquatic victory parade wherein Tom Brady tossed the Lombardi trophy between boats.
Brady admitted that he was fueled by tequila when he made the now viral pass of the seven-pound trophy to team mate Rob Gronkowski.
With much applause, the trophy landed safely. What an alternate timeline would show is that authorities are right now searching for the trophy at the bottom of the Hillsborough River.
The trophy tossing is now a subject of a demand for an apology.
Greg Grohs, as claimed by his daughter Lorraine Grohs, worked as a master silversmith at Tiffany & Co. from 1967 to 1994 and created the first Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Grohs’ said that it upset and stressed her and her family that the trophy was disgraced and disrespected by the act of being thrown like a real football.
Grohs’ added, “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.”
She is not a big football fan but she watches as players, coaches, and owners lift the NFL’s Lombardi Trophy with pride.
Then-NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle commissioned Tiffany & Co. for the trophy’s design. The original sketch was drawn on a cocktail napkin and a mock-up was made by Tiffany design chief Oscar Riedener on his kitchen table. During their lunch meeting, Rozelle approved of the design and that is when the first trophy was created.
Greg Grohs is not mentioned in the Hall of Fame but he might have been the silversmith who was in charge of fabricating the actual silver trophy. This passion and pride of the countless silversmiths into creating the trophy and showing respect for them, is what Lorraine Grohs would want Tom Brady to apologize for.
Grohs’ said, “This has nothing to do with your athletic ability whatsoever. It has everything to do with disrespecting a highly coveted trophy that a lot of work goes into by the silversmiths and all the other team players. I personally would like an apology, not just to me and my family and the other silversmiths but to the fans, all the fans out there, all the football fans, the other team players.”