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Steelers’ Diontae Johnson sued by FB youth camp for no-show, report says


Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson is being prosecuted after he failed to show up for a youth soccer camp he previously agreed to host, a federal lawsuit acquired by Jason Mackey from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette said.

In the lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, FlexWork Sports Management LLC claims that Johnson’s failure to show up for camp in late May subjected the company to “significant damages, in the form of refunds , credits and damage to reputation”. damage.”

The camp was to be held at Cupples Stadium on the south side of Pittsburgh, with an entry fee of $125 to include a “team photo” with Johnson, in addition to a camp t-shirt and “items to take away from the sponsors of the event”. Before the camp, there were several conversations between the host company and Johnson.

However, FlexWork states in the lawsuit that on May 22 at 9:47 a.m., just 13 minutes before camp began, one of Johnson’s agents texted a group of camp organizers saying the theft of the catcher from Florida had been waived the previous night. and that he would arrive later in the day. But a further exchange between Johnson’s agent and a camp organizer revealed that Johnson did not want to wait for a second flight and left the airport.

According to Pittsburgh Post Gazettethe lawsuit refers to a personal service agreement under which Johnson was to pay a cancellation fee of $2,250 if he canceled his appearance after April 5, in addition to any expenses incurred by FlexWork to date.

FlexWork filed the lawsuit Aug. 2, asking Johnson to reimburse money the company spent on the camp, plus a to be determined amount associated with damage to the FlexWork brand, as well as associated legal fees. in case.

Last Thursday, Johnson signed a two-year contract extension with the Steelers, which will earn him an average of $18.355 million a year, according to ESPN. Adam Schefter and Kimberley A. Martin. The 26-year-old is coming off a stellar 2021 season, where he finished the year with 107 receptions, 1,161 receiving yards and eight touchdowns.

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