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Tom Brady's Courtroom Artist Gets Shot At Redemption During Third Deflategate Hearing

Veteran artist Jane Rosenberg said her instant fame after drawing a curious-looking photo of the Patriots quarterback has been "a nightmare."

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Not even one month ago, veteran courtroom sketch artist Jane Rosenberg saw her portrayal of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady go viral immediately after a Deflategate hearing in a federal court in Manhattan.

"Obviously I apologize to Tom Brady for not making him as good-looking as he is,” Rosenberg told the New York Times hours after the hearing. But as the social media–averse artist quickly learned, you can't stop the memes:


Rosenberg practiced drawing the four-time Super Bowl winning quarterback before he was required to appear back in court Monday for the never-ending Deflategate saga:

#DeflateGate appetizer: Jane Rosenberg has drawn her redemption portrait of Tom Brady.

Today's hearing — the third and final Deflategate meeting before a federal judge — offered Rosenberg yet another challenge: The parties were only seated in the courtroom for about 10 minutes.

Here's the newest Tom Brady rendering. #DeflateGate

A major improvement, certainly, but Rosenberg joked that “I still think I made him look like Lurch.”

BEHOLD! Jane Rosenberg reveals her new Tom Brady sketch outside the courthouse #wcvb

“(Brady is) in my dreams, it’s a nightmare for me,” Rosenberg told the Daily News. “I hope this thing gets settled and is over with.”

Courtroom artist Jane Rosenberg tried a 2nd time to sketch Tom Brady.

Lindsey Adler is a sports reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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