The daughter of a silversmith is asking for an apology from Super Bowl winning quarterback Tom Brady, who tossed the Lombardi Trophy across open water during a victory boat parade last week.
Lorraine Grohs is the daughter of Greg Grohs, reportedly the master silversmith who created the original Lombardi Trophy in 1967. She said that watching Brady callously toss the iconic award across Hillsborough River was an insult to her family.
"It just upset me that this trophy was disgraced and disrespected by being thrown as if it was a real football," Grohs complained. "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."
Grohs said she had experienced sleepless nights because of Brady's thoughtless conduct, and would like an apology.
"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," Grohs explained.
Tampa Police told local media that they had a plan on how to retrieve the trophy if the pass had missed its target. Luckily, it landed safely in the hands of Buccaneers tight end Cameron Brate.
The only thing that went overboard in this situation, according to some online observers, was Ms. Grohs.