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Johnny Manziel hot dog memes were unavoidable

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Little is known about the Johnny Manziel sexual harassment lawsuit other than what has been written. We know the suit itself contains a ton of spelling and grammatical errors and sure seems like a hoax. But even if it is, Manziel has still become the internet’s latest meme victim.

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Just when we thought Jameis Winston and his crab legs incident could not be topped by the internet’s best photoshoppers, someone goes and claims that Johnny Football put his wiener between a hot dog bun and sent her (him?) a photo of it. Here’s are the best ones we’ve seen thus far:

And then there was this, which you will understand if you read the lawsuit:

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Samantha Schacher lawsuit against Johnny Manziel is real, could be frivolous

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A lawsuit that was filed against Johnny Manziel by a woman named Samantha Schacher set the internet on fire Friday morning. While it has been widely assumed that the claims in the suit are untrue, it does appear that the lawsuit is real. By that, we mean it has actually been filed in a Florida court on May 16.

Now, that does not mean that the lawsuit against Manziel is not frivolous. By definition, frivolous means “not having any serious purpose or value.” It’s never wise to assume a victim is lying, though the claims Schacher — or someone else who was using her name — made are absolutely off the charts.

Schacher has a Twitter page. Her profile says she is a contributor and cohost on HLN’s “Dr. Drew on Call” show. One of the claims made against Manziel in the lawsuit was that he called the plaintiff and told her he “wanted a threesome with Dr. Drew.”

Ian Rapoport provided a bit more context:

If Schacher was not the one who filed the lawsuit, it appears someone has used her name as part of his or her hoax. If that’s the case, she will likely take legal action against the person who did file the suit. Since everyone seems to be assuming the accusations are bogus, you could argue that Schacher’s name is being smeared more than Manziel’s if it turns out she had nothing to do with it.

Johnny Manziel lawsuit from ‘Samantha Schacher’ claims he put his penis in a hotdog bun

Johnny Manziel OVO DrakeA sexual harassment lawsuit that was supposedly filed against Johnny Manziel recently went viral on Friday morning, and most people are operating under the assumption that it is some sort of elaborate hoax. When you read the insane details, you’ll understand why.

According to the suit, a copy of which was posted on Scribd.com, a woman named Samantha Schacher is seeking a restraining order against Manziel because he has allegedly been harassing her since Valentine’s Day 2013. The plaintiff says Manziel has been calling her “non-stop” and sending her naked selfies. She is supposedly seeking $25 million in punitive damages.

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Johnny Manziel texted Browns because he didn’t want to go Chiefs?

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The legend of Johnny Manziel being drafted by the Cleveland Browns has been punctuated by the story that the former Heisman Trophy winner sent a text message to the team to convince them to draft him.

Now, two days after that story came out, we’re learning Manziel’s motivation for sending the text. Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot says Manziel sent the text message to the Browns because he was worried about someone else drafting him.

“There was a spot where we thought we might come off,” Manziel said Saturday via Cleveland.com. “So the ‘hurry up’ was more ‘we’ve heard another team is going to come up, maybe you guys don’t know that.’ There really wasn’t that much more to the conversation than a couple little threads.”

The Kansas City Chiefs were drafting at No. 23 and Cleveland traded up to No. 22 to select Manziel. There was a lot of talk that Kansas City was interested in taking Manziel, too.

So why would Manziel have preferred Cleveland to KC? Well, we know he felt a good connection with the team’s coaches, but the more likely reason is because he probably felt like he had a strong chance of being the guy, the franchise savior with the Browns rather than going to the Chiefs, where he likely would have had to back up Alex Smith. And if Manziel wasn’t worried about the Chiefs drafting him, maybe it was another team he heard was interested in him.

Whether Manziel was talking about the Chiefs or another team we really don’t know, but this just further reaffirms the notion that Manziel really really wanted to go to Cleveland. I’m sure that will mean a lot to Browns fans. An awful lot.

Johnny Manziel texted Browns to tell them to draft him

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A text message from Johnny Manziel to Browns quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains during the draft convinced Cleveland that they needed to trade up to select the former Heisman Trophy winner.

Loggains was a guest on Sports Talk with Bo Mattingly on Arkansas ESPN sports radio Thursday and shared the story of how Manziel influenced Cleveland to act.

“We’re sitting there and they keep showing Johnny on TV, and Johnny and I are texting. And he shoots me a text and he says, ‘I wish you guys would come get me. Hurry up and draft me because I want to be there. I want to wreck this league together,’” Loggains recalled, as transcribed by Cleveland.com.

“When I got that text, I forwarded it to the owner and to the head coach (Mike Pettine). I’m like ‘this guy wants to be here. He wants to be part of it.’ As soon as that happened, Mr. Haslam said, ‘pull the trigger. We’re trading up to go get this guy.”’

Loggains also says the Browns explored trades with Tennessee at 11 and Dallas at 16, though they ultimately did not make moves. He says they jumped up to 22 to take Manziel because they believed Kansas City would select him at 23.

Loggains also said Manziel was at the top of the team’s list for quarterbacks, which is pretty notable considering the report that said the Browns were going to take Teddy Bridgewater instead.

We already knew that Cleveland fans liked Manziel, but you better believe they’ll love him after hearing this. Many players — Bridgewater included — want to avoid a place like Cleveland. Manziel wanted to go there. I think this is just another reason why Johnny Football will deliver.

Browns ban national media from minicamp due to ‘tight grip’ on Johnny Manziel

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The Cleveland Browns knew what they were getting themselves into when they drafted Johnny Manziel, but that doesn’t mean they can’t try to stop it. Johnny Football brings with him a media frenzy. One of the only ways the Browns can stop national writers from flocking to him is to ban them from being around the team. Consider it done.

According to Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post, the Browns will not be allowing any national media people to attend their rookie minicamp this weekend due to a “tight grip” on Manziel.

Oh, don’t you worry, it is going to be Johnny Football mania out there at some point. The Browns can’t ban the national media from being around the team for long. If they want to get Manziel acclimated before unleashing the dogs, I suppose that’s understandable. But as Hubbuch mentioned, they should never have drafted him if they can’t deal with the circus. It was part of the package.

Report: Browns were 10 seconds from drafting Teddy Bridgewater over Johnny Manziel

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How certain were the Cleveland Browns that Johnny Manziel was their guy when they traded up to the No. 22 spot in the first round of the draft? That depends on who you ask.

According to Tony Grossi of ESPNCleveland.com, there is a “story going around” that Browns general manager Ray Farmer was about to select Teddy Bridgewater with the 22nd pick when team owner Jimmy Haslam stepped in at the last second.

A source told me that the card prepared to be given to Commissioner Roger Goodell for the official announcement in Radio City Music Hall originally had Bridgewater’s name on it. Then with 10 seconds to go, a new card replaced it with the name of Johnny Manziel, as a result of owner Jimmy Haslam’s order.

Browns spokesman Zak Gilbert told Grossi that he was in the draft room and that never happened. Farmer reiterated that Haslam did not force the Browns’ football people into making any decisions on draft day.

“I can tell you with 100 percent certainty that Jimmy Haslam at no point demanded, requested or tried to influence the process in any way,” Farmer said. “He definitely asked questions. He’ll definitely give his opinion of what he thinks and all of those things are fine, but at the end of the day he trusted the football staff to make the decisions that we thought were the right decisions for this football team.”

There has been little to no buzz surrounding the Browns over the past several years, so you can understand why Haslam would have wanted to pick Manziel. He’s also a very good football player who brings a winning attitude. Plus, Haslam said a homeless person convinced him to draft Manziel when he was out to dinner days before the draft. There’s no way the change was made with 10 seconds left on the clock, right?

H/T The Big Lead