Last offseason, Mario Williams left the Houston Texans to sign a $100 million contract with the Buffalo Bills. Since then, he’s also left his ex-fiance and is reportedly asking for the expensive engagement ring back. The Houston Chronicle reports that according to attorneys, Williams’ ex Erin Marzouki never intended to marry him and was only using the relationship as a means of financial gain.
“(Marzouki) never intended to marry (Williams) and used the relationship as a means to get to (Williams’) money and acquire gifts,”
- Excerpt from Lawsuit filed by Mario Williams
According to reports, the engagement ring that Williams gave to Marzouki was valued around $785,000 and was about 1 percent of Williams’ $50 million guaranteed contract with the Bills.
The lawsuit filed by Williams illustrates more incidents where Marzouki was seeking gifts and financial gain, as after he proposed to her the defensive end forked over an American Express card which is something any guy will tell you is a giant no-no.
Williams presented the engagement ring to Marzouki on Feb. 19, 2012, according to the lawsuit. He also gave her an American Express card to which she charged $108,000 during 2012 and “additional luxurious items” valued at about $230,000, attorneys said.
This isn’t the first time an NFL player has sued an ex-lover to get back an engagement ring. Former Dallas Cowboys receiver Roy Williams sued his ex to get back his $77,000 engagement ring but he ended up getting it back without having to actually go to court. In Williams case, things might not go as smoothly and at the very least he’s learning a very valuable lesson many NFL players learn the hard way when it comes to money, sex and women.