Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams denied on Monday that he has suicidal thoughts.
Williams is in a legal battle with his former fiancee over a $785,000 engagement ring.
A number of text message between Williams and his former fiancee, Erin Marzouki, was released last week by Marzouki's attorney, Tony Buzbee.
A sampling of the exchange included Williams writing that "I took 3 hydrocodones this morning and no one knows" and "I'm going to take 2 more on the plane and fade away." He also wrote: "No money in the world should leave me with suicidal thoughts."
The Buffalo News reported Monday that Williams said the pills were prescribed and given to him by the Bills. Williams also said he does not have suicidal thoughts.
Bills coach Doug Marrone told reporters Monday that he had spoken with Williams, but did not know about his comments.
"The organization will not comment on personal issues," Marrone said. "My conversations with him are private."
Marrone, who was not with the Bills last year, did say the team is looking into Williams' situation.
Williams had wrist surgery in October
By The Sports Xchange
Publish Date: May 20, 2013 04:22:00 PM
Bills DE Williams denies having 'suicidal thoughts'
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