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Bills roundup: Mario's mansion trickles down

By Tim Graham

New defensive tackle Mario Williams sure does make the Buffalo Bills' 53-man roster look a whole lot better.

He has made another 53-man roster incredibly happy, too.

Associated Press reporter John Wawrow explains how the $2 million mansion Williams recently purchased in Aurora will help 53 creditors who were swindled by the home's previous owner, imprisoned attorney Kenneth Bernas.

"I didn't know that anything like this would happen until I got a call that Mario had an interest in the mansion," William F. Savino, who represents the creditors, told Wawrow. "It's good news for the victims. They didn't deserve this from someone they trusted."

The sale price will send almost $500,000 to the creditors, who lost $3.1 million to Bernas.

And futhermore ...

* Will Brinson, CBS Sports senior blogger (we've come a long way, haven't we?), predicts the AFC based on over-under win totals in Las Vegas. Brinson takes the Bills and the over.

* One of Buffalo's coolest companies, New Era, unveiled its new line of NFL sideline caps Monday, and BuffaloBills.com shows off the local team's version.

* ESPN.com blogger James Walker considers Buffalo's cornerbacks a "hidden treasure." There's no mention of Leodis McKevin.

* Stu Boyar from Channel 2 catches up with Jim Kelly at the legendary quarterback's silver anniversary football camp.

* BuffaloRumblings.com editor Brian Galliford takes a closer look at defensive tackle Alex Carrington.

* Brad Andrews of BuffaLowDown.com sketches out his 53-man roster as he sees it in June.

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Tim Graham

Tim Graham

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

@ByTimGraham | tgraham@buffnews.com


Mark Gaughan

Mark Gaughan

Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

@gggaughan | mgaughan@buffnews.com


Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski joined The News in January 2009. The Lewiston native attended St. Francis High School before graduating from the University of South Florida. He writes a weekly Fantasy column in addition to his beat writing duties.

@JaySkurski | jskurski@buffnews.com

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