When Tom Brady launched the Lombardi Trophy from boat to boat during Tampa Bay’s Super Bowl LV parade earlier this week, there’s no question it took everyone by surprise. But after winning a seventh ring and leading the Buccaneers from a 3-13 campaign in 2019 to the top of the NFL mountain this year, we all thought it was good-natured fun.

Most of us, anyway.

There’s one individual who wasn’t too amused by Brady’s trophy toss on open waters earlier this week. Lorraine Grohs, the daughter of Greg Grohs, who was the master silversmith in crafting the Lombardi Trophy, was upset by the QB’s decision to launch the prized possession in “careless” fashion.

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“It takes a lot of work, a lot of hard work, a lot of hours go into [creating the trophy],” Grohs said in an interview with ABC Action News in Tampa. “It just really upset me that this trophy was disgraced and disrespected by being thrown as if it was a real football. I didn’t sleep for the past two nights because of this. I was that upset.

“I, personally, would like an apology. Not just to me and my family and the other silversmiths, but to the fans.”


Brady’s trophy toss was certainly not something you see too often, but it did land in the hands of his reliable tight end Rob Gronkowski. It was thought to be a fun moment for a quarterback who just got done competing in his 10th Super Bowl, winning No. 7.

Not everyone found the amusement in it.