Inside The Bills

Mario didn’t mind flying private

Posted by Chris Brown on March 15, 2012 – 11:16 pm

The Bills pulled out all the stops to get Mario Williams signature on a contract with the club and succeeded. The private plane they used to pick him up in his native North Carolina didn’t hurt.

In a one-on-one interview with Williams, the six-year vet told his initial reaction when informed that the Bills were flying down to pick him up and take him back to Buffalo.

“It was huge. I had no idea,” he said. “I thought I had to get on Continental or something and get my own flights out to places. When I heard they were coming I was ecstatic. I was really excited and then on the plane I was like, ‘What am I going to sit here and say.’ It felt like I was back in college or high school and being recruited, but it felt great to have them there when I got to the airport.”

GM Buddy Nix, Dave Wannstedt and defensive line coach Giff Smith all made the trip.

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