Diontae Johnson was sued for failing to appear at his youth football camp in May.
Through his agent and lawyer, the Pittsburgh Steelers WR has now issued a statement calling the allegations “completely false.” The statement claims that FlewWorks, the company that arranged the camp, committed “countless breaches” of the arrangement with Johnson, “including the failure to facilitate his timely arrival.”
“What FlewWorks conveniently leaves out of this story are the countless breaches of the arrangement with Mr. Johnson, including the failure to facilitate his timely arrival,” Cicala and Kenner said.
“Although the previously agreed upon requirement to handle Mr. Johnson’s travel was unfulfilled by FlewWorks [sic], Mr. Johnson made his own attempts to make it to the camp. Unfortunately, those attempts were unsuccessful due to flight delays and cancellations.”
FlewWork accused Johnson of causing the company “significant damages, in the form of refunds, credits, and reputational damage” by not honoring his commitment to appear at a camp event, per Jason Mackey of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
The lawsuit added one of Johnson’s agents informed them of a flight delay 13 minutes before the event’s scheduled 10 a.m. start time. He then allegedly left the airport rather than waiting for a new flight.
Johnson’s representatives say the fourth-year player is only guilty of trusting FlewWork to run his camp.
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