Judge dismisses lawsuit against Johnny Manziel


A flaky lawsuit accusing Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel of sexual harassment has been tossed out of court.

"The complaint is stricken as immaterial, impertinent and scandalous," U.S. District Court judge Steven Merryday wrote in a May 28 order obtained by Lindsay H. Jones of USA Today Sports.

After a Florida district court accepted the lawsuit on May 16, Manziel agent Erik Burkhardt took to Twitter to call the complaint "1000000% fake and/or frivolous."

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport was later told by a court clerk that the suit likely was the creation of a "frequent filer" known to create phony lawsuits.

The filing called for a restraining order against Manziel and $25 million in "punitive damages for emotional distress" on behalf of Samantha Schacher.

An HLN contributor, Schacher quickly tweeted to call the suit "100% a hoax." The court agrees.

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