Johnny Manziel is free of his hoax lawsuit that included stories about fellow draft pick “Jurdereon Clowney.” A Florida judge threw out the lawsuit, as reported by TMZ.com. It was only a matter of time, although it would have proved for good Manziel theater if somehow this did drag on, which no doubt would have birthed #FreeJohnny. Manziel can keep his $25 million.
The accusations were that Manziel sent illicit photos to HLN host Samantha Schacher. However, the lawsuit wasn’t filed by Schacher, but rather by a man named Jonathan Lee Riches, who is a convicted felon known for filing frivolous lawsuits. But of course, twitter still exploded when the accusations were made, and Manziel’s privates were the butt of many jokes.
The suit held no legitimacy in the courtroom and Judge Steven D. Merryday called the suit “immaterial, impertinent and scandalous.”
It looks like Manziel is finally off the hook and can go back to learning the Browns playbook, although he clearly wasn’t worried about this one, neither was his agent. His trip to Las Vegas resulted in much more back lash. And maybe he and Ben Tate can still get along, if Manziel finally hides from the media for the next few months during training camp. Knowing Johnny Football though, he will probably find time to make some sort of half-mistake by spending his time with a Kardashian and ESPN will be on his case again.
At least the speculation about on what NFL team he’s going to land is over, right? Hopefully we can get back to real football.