There’s a lot going on right now with Tom Brady, and if you’re a New England fan, the pendulum seems to be swinging his way, at least in the court of public opinion. In large part it it because NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is finally looking like the goon he is, and a judge is finally recognizing Deflategate for what it is: Nonsense. Compete and total rubbish (and I say this as someone who loathes Brady and the Patriots, but I can recognize when a dispute has more to do with ego than facts).
This week, that judge basically told the NFL and Brady to settle their case, suggesting that the NFL had no actual evidence that Brady was directly involved with deflating footballs. In either respect, it seems unlikely that Brady will ultimately serve the four-game suspension that’s been leveled against him, but this is the NFL, so who the hell knows?
What we DO know, however, is that the courtroom sketch artist charged with capturing Tom Brady during his hearing is not very good at her job, unless she was going for the “spirit” of Tom Brady instead of an actual likeness. This is the sketch that New York artist Jane Rosenberg came up with:
He looks like someone put James Frain and Burn Gorman’s face in a trash compactor.
In an interview with the Times, Rosenberg apologized:
“I’m getting bad criticism that I made him look like Lurch,” she said, referring to the Addams Family character. “And obviously I apologize to Tom Brady for not making him as good-looking as he is.”
And that, folks, is the first and only apology you’re likely to hear come out of the dispute between Tom Brady, thew New England Patriots and the NFL.
Props to whoever took the header photo above, because it makes Brady look like the evil, enabling little sh*t he is.