ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Denying he is ever contemplated suicide, Buffalo Payments defensive end Mario Williams accused his previous fiancee on Monday of using personal comments out of context in a bid to acquire a lawsuit more than the possession of a $785,000 diamond engagement ring.
“Naturally it’s just a tactic to protect up the level of the whole thing,” Williams said. “It is what it is. I could actually care considerably less. All it is (is) allegations and textual content messages and what not, whatsoever data blown out of proportion. I indicate, it’s totally out of context.”
Williams spoke following follow Monday in his first possibility to react because Erin Marzouki’s lawyer introduced a collection of texts the player and his ex-fiancee exchanged on Nov. 11.
Marouzki’s attorney, Tony Buzbee, explained Williams as going through “dramatic temper swings” during the engagement. And he introduced a collection of textual content messages taken off Marzouki’s phone to display how despondent Williams was more than their break up.
In one particular textual content, Williams wrote: “No income in the world need to leave me with suicidal feelings.”
Calling himself “totally fantastic,” Williams said he was “venting” his inner thoughts to an individual he believed he trusted.
“In a minute of anger, I talk about every thing, I’ll explain to you that. And I don’t know way too numerous people who would say they don’t,” he said. “Have you seen any of the idea, me needing any sort of aid?”
And Williams questioned why Marzouki would deliver these texts to light now, and not elevate considerations about Williams instantly following he texted individuals comments.
An additional textual content has Williams revealing that he took a few hydrocodones that early morning, the day of Buffalo’s sport at New England. And he prepared to consider two much more on the plane residence. Hydrocodone is categorized as a narcotic, and approved to reduce moderate to significant ache.
Williams defined that any painkillers he took were approved by the staff. And, he extra, he was taking part in in ache at the time, with the sport transpiring a few weeks following he had medical procedures to mend an wounded remaining wrist.
He explained Marzouki’s choice to launch the texts as one thing that reveals her accurate character.
“Your lawyer’s just an extension of you and she agrees to every thing that occurs,” Williams said. “I’m happy to see somebody’s accurate coloration in their character now than later.”
The texts were introduced following the two sides failed to mediate their variations more than who has the appropriate to the engagement ring.
Williams filed a lawsuit in Texas’ Harris County district court docket Could three, demanding Marzouki return the ring and accusing her of breaking off the engagement in January. He alleged Marzouki by no means had any intention of marrying him, accused her of absconding with the ring and making use of the relationship as a means to get at his income.
Williams is getting into his second period with Buffalo. In March of final yr, the Payments signed the free agent to a six-yr, $one hundred million agreement — the richest awarded to an NFL defensive player.
Marzouki filed a countersuit final week, calling Williams’ statements “ridiculous” and “patently false,” and argued it was the player who broke off the engagement.
Marzouki extra that Williams created it “abundantly distinct in composing” that he desired her to maintain the ring subsequent their final of numerous breakups in December. And, she said, Williams also communicated his wishes in textual content messages to her father and brother.
Williams said he has no regrets of launching the go well with, and isn’t worried about what else may well be exposed.
“In my scenario, dude, my skin is unbreakable,” Williams said.
Pointing to the football area, he extra: “This is all that issues to me. And that brand. So every thing else about outdated stuff and this and that, it appears great, but that is the the very least of my concerns.”
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Former NFL broad receiver Chad Johnson has been arrested on costs that he violated probation stemming from an altercation with his now ex-wife, Television set fact star Evelyn Lozada.
A Broward County judge requested Johnson jailed Monday right up until he posts a $1,000 bond. Another listening to was established for June 3. An arrest warrant was issued before this month when Johnson failed to satisfy his probation officer.
The six-time Pro Bowl player previously identified as Chad Ochocinco is serving a yr of probation soon after Lozada explained he head-butted her during an argument very last August. She quickly filed for divorce. They experienced been married only given that July four.
Johnson was launched by the Miami Dolphins soon after the incident. He also performed for the Cincinnati Bengals and New England Patriots.
Lozada is on the “Basketball Wives” Television set present.
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The NFL and NFL Players Affiliation are on the verge of pushing back again the draft to May possibly and transferring up the commence of the league year to before the Indianapolis scouting mix, according to league and union resources.
As for the draft, the NFLPA is shut to signing off on permitting the NFL to move the draft to May possibly from April for at least the subsequent three a long time, according to resources. Below the current collective bargaining settlement, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell can established the day of the draft with out the NFLPA’s acceptance, though he would desire to have the union’s blessing to maintain league harmony.
The commence of the new league year is now expected to be moved to before the NFL scouting mix in Indianapolis relatively than following it, per league resources. The NFLPA wished to give totally free brokers a possibility to locate new teams quicker.
The NFL at first proposed a league year that would have started later on in the calendar year and the NFLPA rejected that notion, believing it to be unfair to its players.
This year’s scouting mix took place from Feb. 20-26. The 2013 league year commenced on March 12.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Previous NFL broad receiver Chad Johnson has been arrested on costs that he violated probation stemming from an altercation with his now ex-wife, Television truth star Evelyn Lozada.
A Broward County choose purchased Johnson jailed Monday right up until he posts a $1,000 bond. Another listening to was established for June 3. An arrest warrant was issued before this thirty day period when Johnson unsuccessful to meet up with his probation officer.
The six-time Pro Bowl player previously acknowledged as Chad Ochocinco is serving a yr of probation after Lozada mentioned he head-butted her in the course of an argument very last August. She quickly submitted for divorce. They had been married only because July 4.
Johnson was introduced by the Miami Dolphins after the incident. He also played for the Cincinnati Bengals and New England Patriots.
Lozada is on the “Basketball Wives” Television present.
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BOSTON — In which the Super Bowl will celebrate a fifty percent-century of existence will be made the decision this 7 days by NFL house owners.
They have two selections for the fiftieth anniversary match in 2016: the San Francisco Bay Spot and South Florida.
The 49ers’ new stadium is being built and is scheduled to open for the 2014 period. With the NFL showing a penchant for bringing its championship match to new venues — Dallas and Indianapolis quite just lately, New Jersey following February — Santa Clara would appear to have a robust possibility. Only when has the Bay Spot staged a Super Bowl, in 1985 at Stanford Stadium.
“I believe with the new stadium … we can host a Super Bowl there,” said Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice. “It truly is heading to be awesome. So I comprehend there is a whole lot of heritage at Candlestick. To stay aggressive in the NFL, this is anything we have genuinely essential for a prolonged, prolonged time, and I believe it is heading to be awesome.”
Not so awesome for the Miami spot was a defeat in the point out Legislature earlier this thirty day period that could severely harm its hopes of being decided on as the 2016 host. Or, for that issue, for South Florida to conquer Houston for the 2017 match should it lose to San Francisco for the fiftieth edition. Each web sites will be made the decision Tuesday.
The Dolphins ended up denied public cash for a stadium up grade. Multibillionaire Dolphins operator Stephen Ross contends $350 million in stadium advancements are badly essential, but he will not want to pay for them by himself. Nor does he want a scaled-down renovation of the 26-yr-outdated facility.
“The House leadership has made our initiatives to bring the Super Bowl back to Miami and South Florida a lot a lot more tough,” said Rodney Barreto, chairman of the South Florida Super Bowl Host Committee.
Miami does have experience on its facet, having hosted ten Super Bowls, tied with New Orleans for the most. All of the South Florida title video games have been effective, although the only outside Super Bowl performed in the rain was held there in 2007 when Peyton Manning and the Colts received the championship.
“This is not the stadium we experienced hoped we could include in the bid,” Dolphins CEO Mike Dee said. “But we will be there when the NFL house owners vote, and we are going to put our greatest foot ahead.”
A a few-quarters greater part of the 32 house owners is needed on the very first ballot Tuesday. If neither metropolis receives that, then a basic greater part wins on the following ballot.
The loser in the 2016 bidding will experience Houston for the 2017 Super Bowl. Houston hosted the 2004 match.
Texans operator Bob McNair is careful about his city’s probabilities, even with South Florida’s political and fiscal struggles.
“Undoubtedly what transpired will not support Miami’s bid. You will find no doubt about that,” McNair said. “But that will not say that the house owners could not make a decision to even now go to Miami.”
For many years, it was believed the NFL would seek out to stage the fiftieth Super Bowl in Los Angeles, where the very first 1 was performed (but did not promote out) on Jan. fifteen, 1967. But with no franchise in LA and no ideal stadium assignments approved, that hope disappeared.
Next Feb. two, the match goes outside in a chilly-temperature site for the very first time, at MetLife Stadium in the New Jersey Meadowlands. If that gamble pays off for the NFL, search for other cities in comparable climates — Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver — to bid for future Super Bowls.
The league also has expressed excellent gratification with how Indianapolis dealt with the large match in 2012. New Orleans is a typical bidder, and commissioner Roger Goodell has said the energy outage in the course of final year’s match will not impact voting on the Big Easy hosting another Super Bowl.
The 2015 match will be performed in the Phoenix spot.
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Robert Griffin III’s enormous admirer base is exhibiting its appreciation for the Washington Redskins quarterback by getting several of the objects he and his fiancée have outlined on their marriage registry.
The link to the Mattress Tub & Beyond registry had been posted previous 7 days by The Washington Post. According to the registry, Griffin and Rebecca Liddicoat are scheduled to be married on July 6.
The 23-calendar year-old Griffin expressed his appreciation to his fans’ shock buys in a tweet Sunday.
“Thank you to the Followers who are assisting acquire ALL the objects from our marriage registry at Mattress Tub & Beyond,” he wrote, like a picture of himself posing in entrance of many vacant boxes.
He afterwards responded to clear backlash he acquired by men and women who objected to the prospect of supporters acquiring gifts for an NFL quarterback.
“I failed to inquire the supporters to acquire me everything,” he wrote. “They located it on their own and made the decision to get what they could. SMH at all these Debbie downers.”
He also tweeted: “Due to the fact you are prosperous you are not allowed to receive gifts and any gifts you receive should be donated to charity???? #WOW Smh [shaking my head]…”
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Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel said Sunday in a radio interview from the NFLPA Rookie Premiere in Los Angeles that he is rapidly picking up the team’s offense, which he said is significantly less sophisticated than the system he employed at Florida Condition.
“The funny thing is it is less difficult to learn than the offense I experienced at Florida Condition,” he advised SiriusXM NFL Radio. “It really is a real West Coastline-kind development offense. Which is really what I needed when I was coming by means of the pre-draft process. I needed one thing that I could just go in and say one, 2, 3, 4, 5, check it down and run it. Which is it, it is that straightforward. I love it.”
He said he put in extensive time for the duration of the Bills’ rookie minicamp and arranged crew actions operating with offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett.
“I have carried out great. The understanding curve for me is a whole lot shorter basically because of what I experienced at Florida Condition. [The Seminoles' offense is] more sophisticated and a little little bit more difficult to capture on and learn. This offense is really straightforward. I have carried out a great job with it,” he said in the interview.
The Bills made the 6-foot-5, 240-pound Manuel the only quarterback taken in the first spherical of the 2013 draft. Coach Doug Marrone has currently introduced that Manuel will invest the offseason competing for the beginning job with Kevin Kolb, a six-12 months veteran whom the Bills signed in free of charge company final thirty day period, and returning backup Tarvaris Jackson.
Manuel said Sunday he has rapidly bonded with the other offensive talent-situation players the Bills drafted in April. In addition to Manuel, Buffalo selected receivers Robert Woods (USC), Marquise Goodwin (Texas) and tight finish Chris Gragg (Arkansas).
Manuel said Gragg was his roommate for the duration of the Bills’ rookie minicamp.
“I consider the largest thing is we all come from winning packages. We are employed to winning, we are employed to planning to get,” Manuel said in the interview.
He said the rookie class now must translate that winning environment to the Bills, a crew that has not concluded with a winning record since 2004, and has not made the playoffs in thirteen a long time — the NFL’s longest energetic drought.
“Winning is an frame of mind and attitude, and we have to provide it to our crew,” he said.
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The San Diego Chargers created a shift to bolster their pass hurry Saturday, agreeing to a offer with defensive conclude Dwight Freeney.
Freeney’s contract is for two years and has a base price of $8.seventy five million, league resources instructed ESPN’s Ed Werder. In 2013, he will make $5.seventy five million, including a $three.twenty five million signing reward and $1.5 million in base salary, the resources stated. The offer involves an estimated $4.5 million incentive deal over the two years.
Chargers mentor Mike McCoy named Freeney’s addition a “wonderful signing for us.”
“Dwight will assist us in a good deal of techniques,” McCoy instructed Werder in a mobile phone job interview Saturday. “He will assist us on the apply subject, in the locker place and in the games. He is 1 of the finest pass-rushers in the NFL so, in that regard by yourself, the name Freeney speaks for itself.”
Freeney, who has 107.5 occupation sacks, became a priority for the Chargers when previous 1st-spherical pick Melvin Ingram suffered a time-ending knee damage during arranged team activities this week that will call for surgery.
“I’m thrilled to begin this new chapter with some great individuals with wonderful potential to do some wonderful factors,” Freeney, a seven-time Professional Bowler, wrote in a textual content to Werder.
The Chargers use a three-4 base defense and the 33-calendar year-old Freeney was less effective in that alignment in his final time with the Indianapolis Colts, where he moved to outdoors linebacker.
“He fits what we are heading to do with our defense,” McCoy stated Saturday. “I feel his function will be described as we go forward, and he will assist outline his function.”
Freeney, recognized for his speed off the edge, experienced five sacks and twelve tackles in 2012, continuing a steady decrease over the past couple of seasons. In 2011, he experienced 19 tackles and 8.5 sacks, which was down from twenty five tackles and 10 sacks in 2010. And that was down from 2009, when Freeney experienced 31 tackles and 13.5 sacks.
In addition to Ingram’s damage, the Chargers also lost outdoors linebackers Antwan Barnes (New York Jets) and Shaun Phillips (Denver Broncos) this offseason.
Peyton Manning, Freeney’s previous teammate with the Colts, experimented with to lure the pass rusher to Denver. But now he will get a possibility to disrupt Manning, who led the Broncos to the AFC West title last time.
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The San Diego Chargers produced a move to bolster their move hurry Saturday, agreeing to a offer with defensive conclude Dwight Freeney.
Freeney’s deal is for two a long time and has a foundation price of $8.75 million, league resources advised ESPN’s Ed Werder. In 2013, he will make $five.75 million, including a $three.25 million signing reward and $1.five million in foundation wage, the resources explained. The offer contains an approximated $four.five million incentive bundle over the two a long time.
Chargers coach Mike McCoy called Freeney’s addition a “great signing for us.”
“Dwight will help us in a good deal of techniques,” McCoy advised Werder in a mobile phone job interview Saturday. “He will help us on the exercise field, in the locker space and in the video games. He is one particular of the best move-rushers in the NFL so, in that regard on your own, the title Freeney speaks for by itself.”
Freeney, who has 107.five occupation sacks, grew to become a priority for the Chargers when previous first-round pick Melvin Ingram suffered a season-ending knee damage for the duration of structured team pursuits this week that will need surgical procedure.
“I am excited to start this new chapter with some very good folks with great possible to do some great factors,” Freeney, a seven-time Pro Bowler, wrote in a textual content to Werder.
The Chargers use a three-four foundation defense and the 33-12 months-previous Freeney was much less efficient in that alignment in his ultimate season with the Indianapolis Colts, the place he moved to outside linebacker.
“He matches what we are heading to do with our defense,” McCoy explained Saturday. “I think his role will be described as we go forward, and he will help outline his role.”
Freeney, known for his speed off the edge, experienced five sacks and 12 tackles in 2012, continuing a regular decline over the previous few seasons. In 2011, he experienced 19 tackles and 8.five sacks, which was down from 25 tackles and ten sacks in 2010. And that was down from 2009, when Freeney experienced 31 tackles and thirteen.five sacks.
In addition to Ingram’s damage, the Chargers also misplaced outside linebackers Antwan Barnes (New York Jets) and Shaun Phillips (Denver Broncos) this offseason.
Peyton Manning, Freeney’s previous teammate with the Colts, attempted to lure the move rusher to Denver. But now he will get a likelihood to disrupt Manning, who led the Broncos to the AFC West title final season.
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BUFFALO, N.Y. — Payments defensive stop Mario Williams is not any nearer to obtaining again his $785,000 diamond engagement ring from his previous fiancee, Erin Marzouki.
And Marzouki’s legal professional, Tony Buzbee, upped the ante on Friday by releasing a sequence of textual content messages he stated have been amongst his customer and Williams that reveal how despondent the participant was above their break up in November.
With no heading into detail, Buzbee stated in an electronic mail that a courtroom-encouraged effort to mediate the dispute was unsuccessful in Houston before in the day.
Accusing Williams of enduring “extraordinary temper swings” through the engagement, Buzbee also introduced an trade of texts amongst the two he stated he copied off his client’s telephone. It’s a dialogue dated as happening amongst four:fifty one and eight:26 p.m. Central Time on Nov. 11, and includes a split amongst five:03-eight:02 p.m.
Throughout the trade, Williams wrote: “No income in the planet need to depart me with suicidal views.”
Williams also wrote that he took three hydrocodones that early morning — that was the day of Buffalo’s recreation at New England. And he planned to consider two a lot more on the plane residence. Hydrocodone is labeled as a narcotic, and approved to minimize average to extreme discomfort.
Marzouki responded by urging Williams to get aid.
“Why don’t you discuss to someone? Obviously you’re not content & if your takin pills which is undesirable,” she wrote.
Williams apologized, and then wrote he agreed with her that he’s furious and need to not have texted her in “this condition.” Williams included: “I need to have to go again n my shell. You will find no telling what Unwell do to myself at this position. I am sry Unwell disappear from now on.”
Messages left with Williams and his legal professional, Monica Orlando, weren’t returned.
Williams did post numerous notes on his Twitter account Friday evening — amid his initial since July. Even though they did not mention Marzouki or the lawsuit, the messages posted have been in defense of his character.
“I am nonetheless listed here and constantly will be,” Williams wrote. “I am too robust for ridicule and the childish extremes these will do to attempt and taint a folks identify when in fact you make me stronger, hungrier and a lot more determined.”
I am nonetheless listed here and constantly will be. I am too robust for ridicule and the childish extremes these will do to attempt and taint a folks identify when in fact you make me stronger, hungrier and a lot more determined.
” — Mario Williams in a Twitter post
In a individual post, he wrote: “The real character of someone is constantly revealed in instances that we don’t typically concur with. In these instances it really is how you respond and portray yourself to other individuals that demonstrates the ethics, character and real morals of a person. What is revealed speaks for by itself!”
Williams submitted a lawsuit in Texas’ Harris County district courtroom Could 3, demanding Marzouki return the ring and accusing her of breaking off the engagement in January. He alleged Marzouki never experienced any intention of marrying him and accused her of absconding with the ring and making use of the connection as a indicates to get at his income.
Williams is getting into his next season with Buffalo. In March of previous year, the Payments signed the cost-free agent to a 6-year, $a hundred million deal — the richest awarded to an NFL defensive participant.
Marzouki submitted a countersuit this previous 7 days, calling Williams’ promises “preposterous” and “patently false,” and accused the participant of breaking off the engagement.
Marzouki included that Williams manufactured it “abundantly obvious in writing” that he needed her to keep the ring following their previous of many breakups in December. And, she stated, Williams also communicated his needs in textual content messages to her father and brother.
On Friday, Buzbee accused Williams of submitting the lawsuit out of anger right after Marzouki refused to reconcile right after the previous break up.
“Ms Marzouki will not be bullied,” Buzbee wrote. “In the courtroom program, no make a difference how abundant you are, everyone is treated similarly.”
Buzbee introduced a three-web page-lengthy sequence of texts off his client’s telephone. The initial fifteen have been blacked out, as have been the previous fifteen. In amongst, there have been thirty consecutive texts that have been revealed to be exchanged amongst Williams and Marzouki.
Williams writes: “Unwell emphasis on obtaining greater all collectively and becoming string for myself.” He then included: “Leave it on your own. It’s my enterprise. I will get through it.”
Marzouki responded by urging Williams to get aid, and included: “The way you are managing it us incredibly self destructive.”
Williams was at the Payments facility previous 7 days using portion in a three-day voluntary minicamp and briefly reviewed the lawsuit on Tuesday.
He referred to it as “something that happened and it is what it is,” introducing he doesn’t feel it will be a distraction.
“When I am listed here, this is my haven, this is my family and this is the most essential factor for me, becoming all around these men,” Williams stated. “It’s all about us, it really is not about everything else. Everything personal is personal. You don’t combine that with what we’re striving to accomplish listed here.”
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