Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW) - When Defensive End Mario Williams signed on with the Buffalo Bills last summer, then fiancé Erin Marzouki was by his side. She was sporting a 10-carat, $785,000 on her finger. The couple called it off in January but according to a lawsuit filed by Williams' attorney, Marzouki still has the ring.
Texas law, where they were engaged, requires return of the pricey rock. Legal Analyst Joel Androphy said that may not be the case.
"Sure there is a law that says that but there's a lot of what ifs and there's a lot of fact that come into play in something like this," Androphy said.
The couple met when Williams was a Texans player. Marzouki was listed as the Texans' Premium Seating Development Manager in 2007 and 2008. According to the lawsuit, Williams proposed to her on February 19, 2012. Less than a year later, she called it off. If this is true, Williams' lawsuit might have more of a chance.
"By misrepresenting that she really wanted to marry him when all she wanted the ring then he would get the ring back," Androphy said.