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Manziel's agent: Sexual harassment suit 'fake'

By By The Sports Xchange
Published On: May 23 2014 11:52:49 AM CDT
Updated On: May 23 2014 02:54:20 PM CDT
Johnny Manziel, Cleveland Browns jersey, NFL Draft

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

The agent for Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel responded to a sexual harassment lawsuit against Manziel by calling it "1000000 % fake."

A woman filed the suit against Manziel at a Florida district court on May 16. A court clerk said Friday that the claim was likely made by a "frequent filer," according to NFL Media. The clerk said that the name on the filing, Samantha Schacher, could be an alias.

NFL Media obtained a copy of the filing. It requests a restraining order against Manziel and $25 million in "punitive damages for emotional distress."

This prompted Manziel's agent Erik Burkhardt to write on Twitter: "This joke 'lawsuit' is obviously 1000000% fake and/or frivolous. Embarrassing I even have say this after reading the nonsense."

Burkhardt later told USA Today that Manziel may seek a countersuit.

"We absolutely will protect our client to the fullest extent of the law," Burkhardt said.

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