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Courtroom artist Jane Rosenberg apologizes for unintentionally hilarious Tom Brady sketch

Courtroom artist Jane Rosenberg apologizes for unintentionally hilarious Tom Brady sketch
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, in real life and as seen in court. (Michael Dwyer / Associated Press; Jane Rosenberg)

Courtroom sketch artist Jane Rosenberg had the assignment of a lifetime Wednesday -- draw everyone's favorite crush, Tom Brady.

Seriously, it's probably not often that a courtroom sketch artist has such handsome and downright dreamy material to work with as the New England Patriots quarterback, who was appearing in U.S. District Court in New York for the first hearing in his Deflategate case.

This is what she came up with:

And, not surprisingly, Twitter users have been harsh.

Rosenberg defended her sketch of Brady in an interview with the Boston Herald. "I don’t try to be different. I try to draw what I see," she said. "So that’s what I did.”

She said Brady was tough to draw because he "seemed to be on his cellphone most of the time, looking down at his phone for most of the day. He didn’t look up very much."

Later on Wednesday, Rosenberg actually apologized for the sketch during an interview with WBZ Boston.

“I didn’t make Tom Brady look as handsome as he is,” she said. “I apologize to Tom Brady. And all the NFL fans.”

She added: "“He’s a very handsome guy. It’s very hard in a very short time to get somebody so good- looking to look as good as they look [in person].

“There’s no characteristic that really stands out. He doesn’t have a big nose, he doesn’t have bushy eyebrows or a beard. He’s just all perfect — perfect angles, nice blue eyes.”

UPDATES

1:10 p.m.: This article was updated with comments from courtroom sketch artist Jane Rosenberg.

Aug. 13, 9:01 a.m.: This article was updated with comments Rosenburg made to WBZ Boston.

The first version of this article was published at 12:16 p.m.

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