Mario Williams Sues Ex-Fiancee Over Engagement Ring

Mario Williams Sues Ex-Fiancee Over Engagement RingAccording to The Buffalo News’ Dan Herbeck, Buffalo Bills’ Mario Williams has filed a lawsuit against his ex-fiancé, Erin Marzouki, in Houston’s Harris County Court to obtain a 10-carat engagement ring worth $785,000 he gave her in a proposal.

‘Used him for his money’

Williams alleges in his lawsuit that Marzouki never wanted to marry him and only used him for his money.

“(Marzouki) never intended to marry (Williams) and used the relationship as a means to get to (Williams’) money and acquire gifts,” said the lawsuit (per the Houston Chronicle).

The lawsuit also alleges that there was an agreement in place that if the engagement were called off, she would return the ring. Marzouki reportedly called off the engagement in January after receiving the ring in February 2012.

‘Right to recovery’

From a legal standpoint, Texas is a no-fault state for gifts, which engagement rings falls under. That means the person giving the ring is legally allowed to ask for its return “on breach of the marriage engagement by the donee,” per Herbeck. Thus, Williams’ lawyers noted that the Bills defensive end has a “right to recovery” in regards to the expensive piece of jewelry.

Williams’ suit also alleges Marzouki ran up $108,000 on an American Express card he gave her, along with another $230,000 in “additional luxurious items.” Even if Williams is unable to recover the ring, all isn’t lost financially for the 28-year-old. He is due a base salary of $6.5 million for 2013 and is under contract for even more exorbitant salaries going forward.

Do you think Mario Williams will be able to recover that engagement ring from his ex-fiancee? Guys, would you spend that much for a proposal?

Source: Tyler Conway, Bleacher Report

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Airline Delays Flight To Help Passenger See Dying Mom

Airline Delays Flight To Help Passenger See Dying MomIf Kerry Drake missed his connecting flight, he wouldn’t get to the hospital in time to say goodbye to his mother.

‘Obviously distraught’

Drake got the news on the morning of January 24 that his mother, who had been ill for years from rheumatoid arthritis and had been especially sick the last four months, was dying. To get to his mother in Lubbock, Texas, the San Francisco resident booked a United Airlines flight, with only 40 minutes between connecting flights in Houston. When his first flight was delayed, Drake thought he would miss his connecting flight to Lubbock, the last one of the day.

He started crying, obviously distraught. The flight attendants brought napkins for his tears, said they would do what they could to help, and most importantly, got his connecting flight information to the captain, he told CNN. When he got off the airport train and was running toward the gate, “I was still like maybe 20 yards away when I heard the gate agent say, ‘Mr. Drake, we’ve been expecting you,'” he said.

‘Delayed departure’

With the information from the flight attendants, the captain had radioed ahead about Drake’s situation, and the Lubbock crew had delayed departure to get him on board. Even his luggage arrived on time. The Houston ground crew made sure of it. He made it to the hospital in time to see his mother. She died that morning.

Drake wrote to United Airlines upon his return to ensure that the flight attendants, pilots, gate agents and baggage handlers who helped him that day were thanked for their service. His story made it into an employee newsletter as an example of what employees could do.

Do you agree that this is indeed a rare incident in the airline industry? If you were the head of the airline crew, would you also go the extra mile to help a distraught passenger see his dying mom?

Source: Katia Hetter, CNN Travel

Image: WTAE