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Problems On The Surface: Another Brady Toss Will Result In A Fine

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady said Monday the NFL warned him that damaging a league-issued Microsoft tablet on the sideline during a shutout loss to the New Orleans Saints.

“I did get a warning from the NFL on that,” Brady said Monday on his SiriusXM podcast. “I can’t throw another Surface, or else I get fined. Imagine that!”

ESPN reports Brady apologized for the incident, which he said was done out of frustration after he threw an interception late in the fourth quarter β€” the tablet was damaged beyond repair.

“I won’t throw another Surface,” Brady said. “Although I think it was pretty good marketing for the Surface at the end of the day. I think it worked out pretty well for them.”

The Buccaneers were shut out 9-0 by the Saints on Dec. 19 in a game that went entirely against predictions. It marked the first time a Brady-led offense was shut out since 2006.

The veteran’s tablet-breaking scene wasn’t only aired during a nationally televised game, but Saints defensive back C.J. Gardner-Johnson β€” who was responsible for an interception during the Week 15 game.

Microsoft Support responded to his tweet: “We’ve reviewed the tape and while we don’t recommend throwing your @surface (even if your friend holds the NFL record for career completions), here are some tips on caring for your Surface …”

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Written by Megan Turner

Megan graduated from the University of Central Florida and writes and tweets about anything related to sports. She replies to comments she shouldn't reply to online and thinks the CFP Rankings are absolutely rigged. Follow her on Twitter at @Megnturner_ and Instagram at @Megnturner.

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