Yep, Mario Williams shouldn’t have tangled with Tony Buzbee.
As we recently explained, the lawyer representing Erin Marzouki will unleash the time-honored “let’s see what we can f–k with next” approach while representing the former fiancée of the Bills defensive lineman. According to David Barron of the Houston Chronicle, Buzbee is now f–king with Williams’ liberty by asking a Houston judge to refer the matter to prosecutors for a potential criminal investigation.
To support his claim that Williams’ lied, Buzbee has released a new round of text messages from Williams to Marzouki regarding the $785,000 diamond ring for which Williams has sued.
“‘Keep those material things. It means nothing to me anymore,’” Williams allegedly said. “‘I said keep it’” and “‘KEEP IT! Remember me by it.’”
Buzbee argues that the text messages sufficiently conflict with the allegations in Williams’ lawsuit to make the statements perjury.
“Despite his fame and wealth, this court should not allow Williams to misuse the court system, or to avoid the ramifications of his conduct,” Buzbee explained in a court filing. “Williams is not above the law. He undeniably lied under oath.”
The criminal justice system rarely becomes involved in disputes arising from civil litigation. Lies routinely are told under oath as people either make a grab for cash or try to protect it. Prosecutors typically can’t and/or won’t devote limited resources for fighting real crime to pissing matches between private parties.
Sometimes, however, the private controversy assumes a very public position. Which means that, in a case like this, an opportunity arises to deter similar behavior in the future.
None of this means that prosecutors will indeed pursue charges against Williams. But it’s just another example of how aggressively Buzbee will attempt to get Williams to drop the case and leave Buzbee’s client alone.