- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 13, 2015

A New York City courtroom sketch artist is apologizing after being widely mocked on the Internet for drawing what appeared to be a partially deflated Tom Brady during his Wednesday “Deflategate” hearings.

“Tom Brady’s face melted at the DeflateGate hearing, according to this courtroom sketch,” SB Nation joked.

“It looks like Brady’s face was put in one of those machines that crushes cars,” reported USA Today.

The artist, Jane Rosenberg, spoke to VICE Sports about the sketches that have since gone viral.

“Tell Tom Brady, I’m sorry. He’s a very good-looking guy and if I didn’t make him look good enough, I’ll try harder next time,” she said.

“I’m working very quickly. Obviously I have a lot of pressure on me, and it’s time pressure. It’s lucky if I have a few minutes,” Ms. Rosenberg explained. “So I’m just trying to grab onto something, just as quick as I can. Now, this Tom Brady thing, I did this whole wide shot with a million people in it. And everybody’s focusing on that one little fraction of the whole picture, of Tom Brady.”

“I don’t tend to flatter people and make them look beautiful,” she told The Boston Globe in a separate interview. “At least they can figure out which one is Tom Brady. That’s good, whether he looks good or bad. It’s not just a stick figure of a nobody.”

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