Buffalo Bills pass-rusher Mario Williams made mention of committing suicide, and his ex-fiancee found the threat credible enough to plan an intervention.
That’s alleged by Erin Marzouki’s attorney, Anthony Buzbee, who released texts purportedly sent by Williams to Marzouki in November, while Williams was playing some of his best football for the Bills.
The Houston Chronicle reported Friday that in those texts Williams claims to have taken a narcotic without anyone’s knowledge.
Williams is suing Marzouki for the return of a 10.04-carat diamond engagement ring estimated to be worth $785,000. A mediation hearing was held Friday, but the parties were unable to reach an agreement.
And the saga got uglier for Williams.
“I took 3 hydrocodones this morning and no one knows,” the Chronicle reported Williams as texting to Marzouki. “I’m going to take 2 more on the plane and fade away.”
Another text read: “No money in the world should leave me with suicidal thoughts.”
Marzouki reportedly didn’t take Williams’ texts as a joke.
“You told me you’re having suicidal thoughts,” Marzouki wrote to Williams, according to the Chronicle. “Clearly me & you don’t need to talk after every mean thing you said to be, but I’m going to tell DD to call you or something BC you went above and beyond saying suicidal thoughts, taking pills. Someone that you trust needs to intervene.”
Neither the Bills nor Williams’ agent, Ben Dogra, has responded to a request seeking comment.
Seemingly in response to the Chronicle report, Williams sent out messages from his verified Twitter account: “I’m still here and always will be. I’m too strong for ridicule and the childish extremes those will do to try and taint a persons name when in reality you make me stronger, hungrier and more determined.”
“The true character of someone is always revealed in times that we don’t typically agree with. In these times it’s how you respond and portray yourself to others that shows the ethics, character and true morals of a person. What’s shown speaks for itself!