What do you do when you’ve spent $785,000 on a 10-carat engagement ring and your fiance calls off the wedding and won’t give the ring back?
If you’re Buffalo Bills football star Mario Williams you sue her ass and get your rock back.
According to The Buffalo News “Buffalo Bills football star Mario Williams, who signed the biggest contract in team history last year, has filed a lawsuit against his former fiancée in Houston, seeking the return of a 10-carat diamond engagement ring reportedly worth $785,000.The lawsuit alleges that Erin Marzouki “unilaterally terminated” the engagement in January for reasons that were “caused solely” by her.Furthermore, Williams alleges that Marzouki never intended to marry him and that she used their relationship as a means to “get … money and acquire gifts.”“[Marzouki] has absconded with the diamond ring,” according to the suit. “[Williams] has demanded that Defendant return the diamond engagement ring, but Defendant has failed and refused to do so.”The 28-year-old defensive end filed the lawsuit Friday in Harris County Court in Houston. The Buffalo News obtained a copy of the document Monday.The lawsuit comes almost 14 months after Williams joined the Bills, signing a six-year, $100 million contract with $50 million in guaranteed money. When it was signed, the contract made Williams the highest-paid defensive player in National Football League history and by far the highest-paid in Bills history.”
“The football star contends in court papers that Marzouki agreed to marry him but also agreed that, if the wedding was ever called off, she would return the ring that Williams bought for her.“Defendant had no intention of returning the diamond engagement ring. Instead, Defendant intended to break off the relationship and abscond with the diamond ring,” Williams said in his 10-page complaint.Williams said the ring was purchased in December 2011 from “Valobra Master Jewelers.” The ring was described as a “GIA certified radiant cut diamond weighing 10.04 carats, E color grade and VS2 clarity grade.”In court papers, Williams said he gave Marzouki the engagement ring Feb. 19, 2012, which was 3½ weeks before he signed his landmark free-agent contract with the Bills while both were living in Houston.In addition, Williams said, he gave his fiancée an American Express credit card to pay for living expenses. He contended that she ran up $108,000 in charges on the card in 2012.Williams also said that he has purchased “additional luxury items” for Marzouki with a total value of $230,000. In his court papers, he did not itemize the purchases.Under Texas law, Williams has the “right of recovery” to the ring, his attorneys said in court papers. He asked the courts to issue an order restraining Marzouki from selling the ring or transferring it to anyone else.”