Roy Williams Suing Ex-Girlfriend Over $76k Ring

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Another embarrassing situation involving a Dallas Cowboys player and jewelry has come to light, but this time the pro-football star is suing to get his ring back.

Cowboys receiver Roy Williams has filed a lawsuit against his ex-girlfriend and former Miss Texas USA Brooke Daniels alleging that she kept a $76,000 engagement ring despite declining his mailed marriage proposal, according to the Odessa American.

Williams is not commenting about the story, but in an affidavit filed in Ector County he claims that he sent the former beauty pageant winner $5,000 for school and dental bills, a baseball for her brother and a marriage proposal that included the diamond ring shortly before Valentine’s Day in February 2011.

Williams also said in the affidavit that he asked for the ring to be returned until Daniels claimed six weeks later that she had lost it, at which point he reported it lost to his insurance agency. An investigation has revealed that Daniels’ father, Michael Daniels, had the ring. He is also named as a defendant in the lawsuit.

Michael Daniels disputed Williams’ account. “He said (to Brooke Daniels), ‘I’m not like a lot of people, I don’t want the ring back. You’ll eventually come back to me,’ and she didn’t.” Michael also said that he planned on returning the ring to avoid any legal hassles. “I want to wash my hands of it. It’s just a hassle. I’ll take care of my daughter. I don’t need him.”

Texas law states that if the donor of the ring is at fault for terminating an engagement, the ring doesn’t have to be returned.

Update 7/7/2011 5:00 p.m.

Roy Williams’ quest for the ring is apparently over.

A court hearing scheduled for Friday has been cancelled in connection with a lawsuit filed by the Dallas Cowboys receiver over an engagement ring he allegedly mailed to Brooke Daniels, a former Miss Texas, in February as part of a marriage proposal.

Williams sued Daniels to retrieve the ring, and a hearing was slated for Friday. But court administrator Tina Gurule says the hearing has been cancelled and not rescheduled.
Gurule could not confirm if the ring, valued at $76,600, had been returned to Williams.

The player’s attorney, Craig Gant, did not return a phone message left at his office.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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One Comment

  1. King James says:

    Roy should have just hit it and quit it . (Boy get your ring back) Move on, don’t tell everyone that you lost one, just one remember there is a field full of flowers. Pick a real love on the next trip, Beauty is only skin DEEP

  2. C Bauer says:

    What kind of loser MAILS a marriage proposal? Wow, how romantic! A$$hole. He should let her keep the ring for dating such a classless idiot.

  3. Land says:

    This is what you call not news. Who writes this swill? There’s not even a name?

  4. vdub says:

    Only ring he’ll be receiving anytime soon! Another “Reception” that will not happen for Roy!

  5. Sh says:

    Why should she keep the ring? If she needs money so bad she should get a job instead of trying to steal that ring. Very White trashy.

  6. Larry Guccione says:

    Sounds like she’s hard-up for money. Maybe she should pose for Penthouse and eat out some stranger, like Vanessa Williams did.

  7. willie hines says:

    so -sad- sad -sad-there nothing more sadder than an ugly rich black man tripping over his tongue for a white woman, I feel sorry for Roy, he is looking for love in all the wrong places.

  8. Mac says:

    This is a violation of his civil rights. Throw the golddigeer in jail

  9. marty griffin says:

    I’m coming down to the “D” to kick Michael Irvin’s gay black ass.

    1. Sasha says:

      Marty – what article did you read…. Michael Irvin????

  10. MIKE says:


    GOOD FOR HIS A**!!!!!

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