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NFL Star Chris Johnson

Threatens Lawsuit Over

'Dreads on a Stick'

11/5/2011 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chris Johnson Dreads on a Stick
Tennessee Titans
running back Chris Johnson ain't just takin' on the Bengals this weekend -- he's also going after two guys allegedly trying to profit off the NFL star's dreadlocks without his permission.

Johnson is furious ... after learning about a product called, "Dreads on a Stick" -- which were being marketed as fun wig-type thing fans can wear to support CJ.

The guys behind the product launched a website to sell the "Dreads"-- which featured Chris' name and image.

But CJ tells TMZ ... he NEVER approved the product and doesn't want his fans to be duped into thinking he had anything to do with it ... so he's unleashed his lawyers to make things right.

Johnson tells us, "My lawyers on are on it ... the site has already been shut down ... and I'm investigating to see if these guys made any money off of this deceptive scheme."

TMZ spoke to one of the guys behind "Dreads," who tell us, "This is bulls**t ... we're going to put this site back up and still promote dreads on a stick."

He adds, "We've been involved with Chris Johnson and his business team for the last 6 months."

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26 COMMENTS

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1.

JDUB    

Dear Mr. Johnson - cut your hair! It is disgusting, those dirty, dripping, greasy knots you hang off your head. Who cares if someone wants to sell something that looks like a dead rat on a stick. Do you really want to call attention to your poor grooming?

1053 days ago
2.

Cartman    

How is he sure they are imitating him?

It seems like about 80% of the black guys in the NFL are sporting dreads. (and about 10% of the white guys)

1053 days ago
3.

cmg82361aol    

How about pony tale on a stick in honor of Tom Brady?

1053 days ago
4.

Boogieman    

That's a Dreadful situation. Oh crap! Is Situation from Jersey Shore going to sue me for this comment?

1053 days ago
5.

Superman    

CJ is a total douchebag! He holds out for a big contract, because the contract he signed as a NFL rookie wasn't good enough for him. Then, he gets his big contract and now he stinks! Last Sunday against the lowly Colts, he spent most of his time flipping his hair around on the sidelines!! I was like get a fricking haircut and you wouldn't have to keep flipping your head around to get the dreads out of your face! Prima donna!!!

1053 days ago
6.

The Stevo    

"We've been involved with Chris Johnson and his business team for the last 6 months."

Translation: "We've sent two e-mails in the last six months to a guy who knows a guy who knows Chris Johnson's manager's wife with this idea, and received no response."

1053 days ago
7.

i said lesbians...    

wow, what a douchebag. no, im only allowed to make money, not you! im better than you because im in the nfl.

1053 days ago
8.

T.    

"doesn't want his fans to be duped into thinking he had anything to do with it"

OR

He is piss his guys didn't come up with it/ he wants a cut of the cash...

1053 days ago
9.

INTERNET T0UGH GUY    

Oh that’s cool so he must be the guy who invented Dreadlocks awesome.

1053 days ago
10.

PT    

Dreads on a stick better than dreads on a ****.

1053 days ago
11.

AntiSocialForum.com    

Chris Johnson is a lazy greedy worthless P.O.S. - signs a huge $56 million dollar contract and becomes a unproductive scrub for the Tennessee Titans and he's about to be bench for Jonathan Ringer.

1053 days ago
12.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

This is a dumb idea. You can get a dreadlock wig anywhere. Who's gonna by them on a website and have to wait for them to come in the mail?

1053 days ago
13.

Sicocchia    

by the looks of things, he should be taking all the free publicity he can get. It's not like he needs to money.

1053 days ago
14.

JustMe    

Hey Chris, take a little life lesson from T.O. You're not all that important. Every black athlete out there has dreads! In a few years, maybe less the way you're playing, you'll be irrelevant and holding an audition that no one comes to. Get over yourself. You're one of many, not one of a kind!

1053 days ago
15.

lalalalalalalalalalalalalalalala!    

I hope the dreads on a stick perform better than him!

1053 days ago
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