Internet Goes to Town on Goofy Courtroom Sketch of Tom Brady and Company

Dan Carson@@DrCarson73Trending Lead WriterAugust 12, 2015


I turn my back on you guys for one minute, and you're out here meme-ing up a storm, making fun of Tom Brady and the poor artist tasked with sketching his likeness in court. 

You are something else, you know that?

To be fair, however, the art that emerged after Brady, his lawyers and Commissioner Roger Goodell appeared before a federal judge in New York on Wednesday was a bit, uh, raw.

Here are the sketches made of the scene cameras weren't allowed to record:

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 12:  New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady arrives at federal court to appeal the National Football League's (NFL) decision to suspend him for four games of the 2015 season on August 12, 2015 in New York City. The NFL alleges t
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Les Miles @CoachLesMiles

For the record, I have been working on LSU football all day so this is not me but an imposter at Tom Brady hearing. http://t.co/xYpWKYa95Q

Ah, yes. Really captures the tension. It's amazing what you can do with a few crayons and a Denny's place mat.

Unfortunately, you people can't appreciate abstract art, and you all had to go and make jokes about it.

USA TODAY Sports @usatodaysports

Courtroom sketch artist has a hard time making Tom Brady look like Tom Brady: http://t.co/PQOGk8Bz0P http://t.co/mYYwhxzLGF

SportsCenter @SportsCenter

Here's another courtroom sketch of Tom Brady from today's hearing. (Credit: Jane Rosenberg) http://t.co/uxfHzMoYmI

Pete Blackburn @PeteBlackburn

DeflateGate is turning into a real thriller http://t.co/KmY3Xv2Bej

Mike Pfeil @mikeFAIL

@Pile_of_Derp wow had no idea the same artist who fixed up Ecce Homo did Ecce Brady http://t.co/xFUn0C7dzL

SB Nation @SBNation

The courtroom sketch artist really did nail Tom Brady's eyes though. http://t.co/8sjSqQelBF http://t.co/bLs2E9tU0t

Chris Burke @ChrisBurkeNFL

And here's the sketch of Brady arriving in court. http://t.co/b3I2mr68QI

Lana Berry @Lana

🎶all around me are familiar faces, worn out places, worn out faces🎶 http://t.co/bMmLCxgBnO

Hardy @hardy985

Here's a more professional sketch of Tom Brady in court today. http://t.co/agp15LIpFZ

Dave Rappoccio @DrawPlayDave

Here's a story Bout a QB named brady who was busy letting air out of his balls http://t.co/43QAXYqJqS

BuzzFeed Sports @BuzzFeedSports

Tom Brady And The Deathly Hallows http://t.co/bIOji9rqZA

Steve McPherson @steventurous


Dañ It's Pronounced Why-Ner @DanWeiner

@AGoot18 http://t.co/IXqvAapqYj

Wes Rand @wrand

@DanWeiner @AGoot18 http://t.co/m2GlUSZBIF

Hector Diaz @iamHectorDiaz


Even LSU football head coach Les Miles piled on:

Jay King @ByJayKing

I had to step up my Brady Reek game: http://t.co/3t4jD30Qs6

OK, fine. I'm part of the problem:

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

Tom Brady. Woof! http://t.co/KQ1AJZFavt

Les Miles @CoachLesMiles

For the record, I have been working on LSU football all day so this is not me but an imposter at Tom Brady hearing. http://t.co/xYpWKYa95Q

I'm ashamed. That is both mean and historically inaccurate.

It just goes to show that every time someone makes something beautiful and smudgy and kind of like a Dragon Ball Z spinoff in this world, we all have to go and tear it down. Nothing innocent can last.

I'm sorry, Riley Curry. Just know your Jelly Roll pen strokes are beautiful.


Dan is on Twitter, serving his penance with a self-imposed weeklong meme ban.

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