Internet Convulses Over Tom Brady's Court Sketch

Artist apologizes for not making Patriots QB "as good-looking as he is'
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 13, 2015 11:12 AM CDT
Internet Convulses Over Tom Brady's Court Sketch
The original sketch, tweeted by @JimArmstrongWBZ   (Twitter)

Jane Rosenberg is a New York-based artist who's whipped up courtroom sketches of some of the city's most high-profile cases—including the Woody Allen/Mia Farrow custody hearing and the John Gotti trial—but it's her latest doodle of Tom Brady that has thrown social media into a giggle fit. Her drawing of yesterday's courtroom drama in the Deflategate scandal depicted Tom Brady in what ESPN calls a "rough and approximate portrayal" of the suspended Patriots quarterback. Others weren't as charitable in their description of the sketch, with headlines such as "This courtroom sketch of Tom Brady will haunt your dreams," comparisons to the Lord of the Rings' Gollum and Lurch from The Addams Family, and (of course) plenty of memes on Twitter.

There's even a @TomBradySketch Twitter handle that's already popped up to cull the cream of the crop. Rosenberg defends her likeness of Brady by explaining that "I try to capture somebody's essence quickly, so it's not going to be perfect," per CBS New York. She adds to the Boston Globe, "I don't tend to flatter people and make them look beautiful" and notes that Brady made it more challenging for her because he barely looked up from checking his cellphone for most of the hearing. Rosenberg tells Vice she probably won't be scanning the memes on Twitter—"I'm sure it's horrible"—but she does say she's sorry, via the New York Times: "Obviously I apologize to Tom Brady for not making him as good-looking as he is." Behold below: some of our favorite memes (including this amazing GIF).

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