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Mario Williams suing ex-fiancee for $785,000 engagement ring, says she’s a gold digger

Mario Williams BillsMario Williams is suing his ex-fiancee to get a $785,000, 10-carat diamond engagement ring back after she broke off their relationship. Oh yeah, he’s also calling her a gold digger.

Williams filed the suit in court on Friday. The Buffalo Bills defensive star says the ring was purchased in December 2011, and that his ex-fiancee, Erin Marzouki, broke off the relationship this January, according to Courthouse News Service.

In addition to buying Marzouki the expensive ring, Williams reportedly alleges in his filing that she racked up over $108,000 in credit card expenses during 2012. He also says he spent over $230,000 in luxury items on her.

And the worst part of all? Williams’ legal team accuses the woman of being a gold digger:

Defendant never intended to marry plaintiff and used the relationship as a means to get to plaintiff’s money and acquire gifts. Defendant has absconded with the diamond engagement ring. Plaintiff has demanded that defendant return the diamond engagement ring, but defendant has failed and refused to do so.”

Bam. The only thing good to come out of this situation is at least Roy Williams is no longer the only football player who looks like a fool for trying to get his engagement ring back.

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Mario Williams on getting booed by Texans fans: ‘It was great’

Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams did something against the Houston Texans that we have not seen a lot of this season — sacked the opposing quarterback. Williams has not lived up to the $96 million contract the Bills signed him to over the offseason, but recording a sack against the team he spent six seasons with must have been quite gratifying.

Williams popped up and wagged his finger at the Houston sideline after sacking Matt Schaub, which drew boos from most of the more than 70,000 Texans fans in attendance. And he loved every second of it.

“It was great,” Williams said when asked about the boos, via The Buffalo News. “The biggest thing for me is if you go out and make a play and get booed, I know I’m in your heart. That’s the most important thing. If it’d been quiet, then I would’ve felt something different. I know you’re thinking about me.”

Whatever helps you sleep at night. Buffalo’s defense has been one of the worst in the league despite the insane amount of money the team spent this past offseason, and Williams highlights what has been a disappointing season. Aside from ripping the replacement officials earlier in the year, we have not seen Mario’s name in the headlines for a whole lot.

Williams says booing means the Texans fans have kept him in their hearts. I say fans don’t like players who chase the most money.

Mario Williams rips replacement officials

Mario Williams is expected to have a major impact in Buffalo this season. On Sunday, he was a nonfactor. The man the Bills signed to a $100 million contract over the offseason had only one tackle. The Jets completely had their way with the defense Williams is supposed to anchor this season, smashing the Bills 48-28.

Naturally, it was the replacement officials’ faults that Williams put up a stinker in his debut.

“Pass blocking doesn’t consist of illegal hands to the face just about every play, which, when somebody tells you that, and you’re five yards away from it, and you walk away like you don’t see him telling you you’re getting punched in the face every time, then that dictates somebody like myself having to take care of that on my own,” Williams said according to ESPN.com. “There’s definitely, with the situation that we’re in with the refs like that, and then you don’t listen or you don’t call it one time out of 20 that were out there. That’s really disheartening from that point.”

Williams’ biggest beef with the officiating crew seemed to be that he was crying the entire game and nobody was listening.

“I had some things going on, so I stayed on the left side, but it’s just one of those things where you tell somebody from the beginning of the game — and it happens, one time that’s on me,” he said. “But when it’s multiple times and I tell you and honestly you act like you don’t hear me throughout the whole game, I think that’s a big problem.”

While the replacement officials have certainly made some bonehead mistakes already, listening to players use them as an excuse for poor play has already gotten old. There were plenty of moments where the officiating crews looked lost on Sunday, but let’s not pretend the guys who are on strike used to get it right every time.

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Bills DE Chris Kelsay says he is not giving up his No. 90 for Mario Williams

When a superstar player signs with or is traded to a new team, it has become common practice for their new teammates to cooperate in allowing them to keep their jersey number. Almost always, some sort of agreement is worked out that may or may not involve money. However, if player X feels strongly about his or her number, he or she should not have to give it to player Y — regardless of how skilled player Y may be. That is why Bills defensive end Chris Kelsay has no intention of giving up his No. 90 jersey to the newly-acquired Mario Williams.

“The team told us something would need to be decided on fairly soon,” Kelsay said according to the Buffalo News. “I spoke with Mario. I actually brought it up to him, he didn’t bring it up to me. He completely understood.

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Jim Kelly instrumental in recruiting Mario Williams to Buffalo Bills

The Bills managed to land one of the best players on the free agents market, signing defensive end Mario Williams to a six-year deal Thursday. The contract includes a staggering $50 million guaranteed, and is reportedly worth a maximum of $100 million. It’s been a while since the Bills attracted a major free agent to Buffalo, and Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is a big reason why.

Kelly, who played all 11 seasons of his NFL career with the Bills, helped recruit Williams.

“Seeing Jim Kelly was a big plus for me and he did some heavy recruiting,” Williams said at his press conference Thursday.

Williams also told SI’s Peter King that a visit to Kelly’s house helped convince him Buffalo would be a fine place to live.

The money Buffalo offered was probably tough to turn down, but feeling at home with the Bills probably sealed the deal with Mario. Even though Kelly hasn’t played for the Bills since 1996, it’s nice that he’s so involved with trying to help the franchise.

With Mario Williams, Marcel Dareus, and Kyle Williams recovering from injury, the Bills will have one of the best defensive lines in football.

Below is a picture of Kelly in attendance for the Mario Williams press conference:

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