Hoax lawsuit in Tampa targets Johnny Manziel

Call this one Johnny Frivolous. Johnny Manziel was the subject of a filing this month in Tampa's U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida that produced Internet buzz Friday.

The "sexual harassment" suit (or better yet, the over-the-top hoax) seeks $25 million amid claims of the Browns' top draft choice sending naked photos, using a Texas A&M slush fund to buy lingerie and exposing himself on a Disney ride.

The CNN contributor who purportedly filed the claim tweeted that it was "100% a hoax." Manziel's agent, Erik Burkhardt, called it "obviously 1000000% fake and/ or frivolous."

Cleveland Browns draft pick Johnny Manziel stretches during rookie minicamp earlier this month in Berea, Ohio.

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Cleveland Browns draft pick Johnny Manziel stretches during rookie minicamp earlier this month in Berea, Ohio.

Hoax lawsuit in Tampa targets Johnny Manziel 05/23/14 [Last modified: Friday, May 23, 2014 2:32pm]

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