Mario Williams is a force on the field, but it’s his off-the-field problems recently that could be damaging his football career. The former No. 1 overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft is seeking counseling with his ex-fiancee recently about an engagement ring that cost the defensive end about $800,000.
While the counseling looks as if it may be unsuccessful, his former fiancee, Erin Marzouki, has brought something surprising to everyone’s attention that may end up saving Williams’ life.
According to USA Today, all-pro defense end is dealing with some serious emotional issues that could be life-threatening and dangerous to his well-being. Williams has been showing some emotional instability issues, according to Marzouki’s attorney, Larry Buzzbee.
Texas law states that when a man breaks off the engagement between the couple, the woman keeps the ring. According to Buzzbee, Williams broke off the engagement with Ms. Marzouki during one of his’ many emotional swings throughout the relationship.
After she refused to get back together with the emotional athlete, he filed a lawsuit to get the ring back that was priced at exactly $785,000.
The case progressed with Marzouki releasing a three-page series of text messages that reveals the Buffalo Bills star end’s suicidal thoughts. According to the texts, he said, “no money in the world should leave me with suicidal thoughts.”
These should be brought to the attention of the NFL, and a therapist should be assigned to the struggling athlete. This is something that goes far beyond sports and endangers the life of a human being.
Let’s all hope that Williams is okay.