Johnny Manziel smashed a Microsoft Surface tablet against his head after throwing an interception

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Johnny Manziel's Path Is Clear When He Avoids Off-Field Trouble


It has been a rough couple of seasons for both Johnny Manziel and the official tablet of the NFL, the Microsoft Surface. So it is fitting that the two shared a bad moment on Sunday.

Manziel tried one of his improvisational plays that made him famous in college, scrambling to his left and then throwing an ill-advised pass back across the field. Of course, this is the NFL, so the pass was intercepted.

Back on the sideline, Manziel took out his frustration on the Surface tablet as he looked back over the play.

This is at least the second tablet to be on the bad end of a quarterback's frustrations this season. Earlier, Aaron Rodgers angrily threw a Surface tablet after throwing an interception of his own and realizing he missed an open receiver in the end zone.

Microsoft paid the NFL $400 million to make the Surface the official tablet of the league and in the first two seasons it has had its share of problems. The biggest issue being that announcers keep referring to them as iPads, although they have gotten better after some mid-season coaching last year.

Meanwhile, Manziel is making his first start since being benched after video surfaced of him partying during the Browns' bye week and reportedly lying to coach Mike Pettine about what had occurred.

Here is the interception.

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FILE - in this Dec. 6, 2015, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel walks off the field at halftime of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Cleveland. The Browns said in a statement, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, that Manziel's troubles off the field have undermined his teammates and the organization. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)
FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2015, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel speaks with media members following the team's 30-13 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in an NFL football game in Seattle. The Browns said in a statement, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, that Manziel's troubles off the field have undermined his teammates and the organization. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund, File)
FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015 file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel looks to pass against the Seattle Seahawks in the second half of an NFL football game in Seattle. Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend told police the Cleveland Browns quarterback hit her during an argument last weekend in Texas and said he appeared to be on drugs. Fort Worth police released a report Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 that provided the first details of the altercation Saturday night between Manziel and Colleen Crowley. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund, File)
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel reacts after being selected by the Cleveland Browns as the 22nd pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, Thursday, May 8, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015 file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel celebrates after a 60-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Travis Benjamin in the first half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in Cleveland. Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was involved in a domestic dispute with his girlfriend that police say involved alcohol, Friday, Oct. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)
Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) looks to pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel warms up before an NFL football training camp scrimmage game Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel addresses the media after NFL football minicamp in Berea, Ohio, Wednesday, June 17, 2015. (AP Photo/David Richard)
Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel walks to the locker room after practice at NFL football training camp, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, in Berea, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Richard)
Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel calls a play during NFL football minicamp in Berea, Ohio, Wednesday, June 17, 2015. (AP Photo/David Richard)
Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, right, hands a football back to Carter Atwater, 5, from Rocky River, Ohio after signing it after practice at the NFL football team's training camp Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Berea, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
SAN DIEGO, CA - OCTOBER 04: Quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 of the Cleveland Browns looks on prior to the star of the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on October 4, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 20, 2015: Quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 of the Cleveland Browns laughs while stretching prior to a game against the Tennessee Titans on September 20, 2015 at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland won 28-14. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - OCTOBER 04: Quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 of the Cleveland Browns listens to Joe Haden #23 on the sideline during the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on October 4, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 20, 2015: Quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 of the Cleveland Browns runs out of the tackle of safety Coty Sensabaugh #24 of the Tennessee Titans during a game on September 20, 2015 at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland won 28-14. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 15: Quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 of the Cleveland Browns looks on from the field during a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on November 15, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers defeated the Browns 30-9. (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 15: Johnny Manziel #2 of the Cleveland Browns leaves the field after the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on November 15, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 15: Johnny Manziel #2 of the Cleveland Browns warms up before the start of the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on November 15, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
COLLEGE STATION, TX - NOVEMBER 07: Former Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel at Kyle Field on November 7, 2015 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 13, 2015: Quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 of the Cleveland Browns awaits the snap during a game against the San Francisco 49ers on December 13, 2015 at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland won 24-10. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 13: Quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 of the Cleveland Browns warms up prior to the game against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 13, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 13: Quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 of the Cleveland Browns celebrates after a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 13, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Andrew Weber/Getty Images)
BEREA, OH - DECEMBER 11, 2015: Quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 of the Cleveland Browns walks onto the field during a practice on December 11, 2015 at the Cleveland Browns traininst facility in Berea, Ohio. Cleveland will host the San Francisco 49ers on December 13 at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 15: Quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 of the Cleveland Browns looks on from the sideline during a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on November 15, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers defeated the Browns 30-9. (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 20: Quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 of the Cleveland Browns rushes against defensive end Cassius Marsh #91 of the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on December 20, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the Browns 30-13. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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