Patriots: Duron Harmon has savage response to Lombardi trophy heiress
By Jerry Trotta
This year’s Super Bowl parade was unique for so many reasons.
For starters, former Patriots quarterback Tom Brady appeared to consume one too many celebratory drinks, as he was spotted needing assistance walking off the Buccaneers parade boat.
Before that, however, Brady felt the need to complete one last pass for the season, tossing the Lombardi Trophy to another boat while both ships were still moving.
Fans breathed a collective sigh of relief when the hardware landed in the welcoming chest of tight end Cameron Brate, but the safe landing wasn’t the last we heard of this daring toss.
In fact, it opened up an entirely unforeseen can of worms, as Lorraine Grohs, the daughter of the silversmith responsible for designing the first Lombardi Trophy, took great offense to the supposed mistreatment of the silver souvenir and even requested an apology from Brady.
The consensus reaction on social media was that Grohs was being unnecessarily dramatic and she even managed to get herself roasted by several prominent athletes.
In fitting fashion, former Patriots safety Duron Harmon followed their lead by taking to Twitter with a savage response to her tear-filled requisition.
Former Patriots safety Duron Harmon is not here for Lorraine Grohs’ pity party.
What a fantastically relevant point made by Harmon. Remember after the Patriots defeated the Rams in 2019 to win their record-setting sixth championship when some members of the team showed up to Fenway Park for the Boston Red Sox home opener?
Julian Edelman oddly decided to throw some warmup pitches to Rob Gronkowski, who jokingly brandished the trophy as a bat. Then, however, the star tight end shocked everyone and bunted one of the pitches, which created a visible dent at the top of the Lombardi.
If Gronk was able to do that without catching flak from Grohs, then what gives with her trying to make an example out of Brady? It soon became public knowledge that she doesn’t watch football, so perhaps she was only tuned in to the Bucs-Chiefs matchup because of the historical context of the matchup.
If you recall, the Pats-Rams clash was an absolute stinker, so perhaps Grohs failed to stumble across Gronkowski’s historical blunder.
Whatever the case, Grohs probably doesn’t deserve the benefit of the doubt here. After all, Gronk is an extremely lovable character and rarely receives backlash for his actions or the outlandish comments he made during his brief broadcasting stint with FOX.
Brady, meanwhile, has haters scattered throughout the country who are always reaching for ways to tarnish his legacy or belittle his accomplishments. This was yet another example of that, and it was cool to see a former Patriot in Harmon have the seven-time champion’s back.