ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams denies ever contemplating suicide, and says private comments he made in text messages are being taken out of context by his ex-fiancee in a lawsuit over the possession of a $785,000 diamond engagement ring.
Calling himself ``completely fine,'' Williams says he was ``venting'' his feelings to someone he thought he trusted.
Williams spoke after practice Monday, in his first chance to respond since Erin Marzouki's attorney released a series of texts the two exchanged in November. The texts portray Williams as being despondent over their breakup.
In one text, Williams writes: ``No money in the world should leave me with suicidal thoughts.''
Williams says he wrote that out of anger. He adds the decision to release the texts reveal Marzouki's true character.