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.