Tom Brady Says Only Person Who Tried to Stop Him Throwing Lombardi Trophy Was His Daughter

by Emily Morgan
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It’s been nearly one month since Tom Brady celebrated his seventh super bowl win by throwing the Lombardi Trophy off his boat at the Buccaneers Super Bowl parade. However, not everyone was a fan of the toss, including his eight-year-old daughter.

Tom Brady’s Lombardi trophy toss is one moment that will go down in Super Bowl history. However, his eight-year-old daughter almost blew the whistle on the whole thing. During a recent appearance on “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” Corden asked Brady about the famous trophy toss during the Super Bowl parade following the Tampa Bay win over Kansas City.

Brady’s daughter, Vivian, could be heard yelling, “Daddy, no!” as Brady threw the trophy underhand from his yacht to another boat over the Hillsborough River in Tampa, Fla. The NFL quarterback acknowledged that he wasn’t thinking clearly at the time of the toss. He also added that his daughter Vivian was the “voice of reason,” telling him not to throw the trophy.

“Who could imagine that an 8-year-old girl would have the most sense of anybody?” Brady said. “She’s the voice of reason. Go figure. I was not thinking at that moment,” Brady said during the interview, when asked about the risky throw. As Tom Brady pointed out, if the trophy was dropped, it would’ve fallen and landed in the river.

“Had that been an incomplete pass,” Brady said, “that would have went down, like 80 feet.” Luckily for Tom Brady, Buccaneers tight end Cameron Brate was there to make the catch. Obviously, Tom Brady had a lapse in judgment, probably since he was celebrating his seventh Super Bowl win.

Trophy Designer’s Daughter Puts Tom Brady on Blast

Lorraine Grohs, the daughter of Greg Grohs, who designed the first Vince Lombardi Trophy, said she felt disrespected by the toss. She also made it clear she wanted an apology from the future Hall of Famer.

“I personally would like an apology, not just to me and my family and the other silversmiths but to the fans, all the football fans the other team players,” Grohs said.

“It just upset me that this trophy was disgraced and disrespected by being thrown as if it was a real football,” Grohs added. “I have a big history of this trophy being made by my father and it’s such an honor and I know all the craftsmen that made it when my dad was there also at Tiffany’s and it takes a lot of hard work.”