DeflateGate Artist Getting ‘Nasty Emails’ For Making ‘Awful’ Sketch Of Brady

DeflateGate Artist Getting ‘Nasty Emails’ For Making ‘Awful’ Sketch Of Brady
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A courtroom sketch artist who drew an “awful” sketch of Tom Brady says she is receiving “nasty emails” from the New England Patriots quarterback’s fans.


‘Tom Brady is a very good-looking guy’

“I apologize for not making him look pretty enough to the world,” Jane Rosenberg said in a conversation with Vice, after she was criticized for making Brady look bad in the sketch.

“Tom Brady is a very good-looking guy.”

The sketch was drawn in a court hearing where Brady’s suspension over the incident of deflation of balls in January’s AFC Championship game was being argued. The case received widespread popularity and became known as “Deflategate.”

Also read: Deflategate Update: NFL Questioned Over Evidence Linking Tom Brady To Football Deflation

Rosenberg, who has been a sketch artist for several years, has documented other famous court cases – including the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and cases involving Woody Allen, Martha Stewart, and John Gotti, as reported by Washington Post.

Online memes

Rosenberg’s sketch elicited a host of online memes, with people comparing the sketch to that main character of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” Lord of the Rings character Gollum and the manservant from The Addams Family, Lurch.

“Tom Brady does not look like Gollum, courtroom sketch person,” said one Twitter user.

Another Twitter user upped the ante, placing the sketched portrayal of Brady into Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video.

‘It’s not going to be perfect’

According to Fox 59, few users defended Rosenberg, saying she is a well-known and reputable sketch artist who has worked high profile cases, including that of the Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Also read: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: Death Or No Death?

“For real tho Jane Rosenberg, the Brady sketch artist, is great at her job and was invaluable during the Marathon bombing trial,” wrote Eric Levenson.

In her own defense, Rosenberg said that she was “under a lot of pressure to work very quickly and do the best I can on the short deadline I’m on.”

“I try to capture somebody’s essence quickly, so it’s not going to be perfect,” she added.

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