After Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady destroyed two tablets in Week 2, the NFL sent out warnings to all teams.
Last week, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers-New Orleans Saints game is remembered not for the play. Rather, it was the benches clearing fight that resulted in Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans’ suspension, and quarterback Tom Brady throwing his tablet on the sideline. The latter incident has gotten the attention of the NFL.
According to FOX Sports insider Jay Glazer, the NFL has sent a memo to all 32 teams threatening punishment if they are to break their tablets or other on-field equipment.
NFL issues warnings to all teams to not break tablets
Of course, the video of Brady doing a “Gronk spike” impression with the tablet has circulated across social media. But as it turns out, Brady actually broke another tablet as well, per ESPN senior NFL insider Adam Schefter.
Well, there may be a punishment coming already, even after the memo being issued.
The Buffalo Bills were nearing a game-winning situation on the final drive on the game. But when quarterback Josh Allen completed a pass to Isaiah McKenzie for 12-yards, the wide receiver fell in bounds. The Bills had no timeouts remaining, and they tried to rush back to the line of scrimmage to spike the ball. That did not happen, as the Dolphins hung on to win 21-19.
CBS cameras cut into Buffalo’s coaches box, and offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey was shown slamming his notebook and eventually did the same with his tablet.
The league let it be known to all teams — do not break your tablets. As for what the punishment will be, that remains to be seen.