While others are spending their lockout seasons doing more trivial pursuits, Dallas Cowboy Roy Williams is suing his ex-girlfriend to get back an engagement ring lost during a failed marriage attempt. As the story goes, Williams, of my Dallas Cowboys, supposedly mailed (yes, mailed) a taped wedding proposal, money for school and dental bills, a baseball for her brother and a $75,000 engagement ring to the former Miss Texas winner, Brooke Daniels.
Once the engagement crumbled, Williams demanded the ring be returned. After originally being told the expensive piece of jewelry was lost, Roy contacted his insurance agency whose investigation proved Daniels’ father had custody of the rock all along. Michael Daniels had this to say regarding the failed relationship and ring held for hostage, “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.”
According to Texas law, an engagement ring falls under the conditional gift rule. Courts in the state have ruled in the past that upon termination of the agreement (the relationship in this case), the ring should be returned to the donor (Williams) if the donee is at fault (Daniels). For as much as I’m not a fan of Roy’s antics on the field, and nowhere in Goldie’s handbook does it state mailing a ring is acceptable, he does seem right in this one. Him not being able to hold on to the ring makes this play so much more easier to understand though.
For those interested in the affidavit Roy filed, click here. For those interested in seeing the Roy’s lost lady, look below.