Roy Williams files suit to regain engagement ring

Wed, Jul 6
10:52
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by ESPNDallas.com

While Dallas Cowboys players Tony Romo, Stephen McGee and Martellus Bennett got married this summer, but wide receiver Roy Williams's attempt to join married life didn't work out.

Williams is suing a former girlfriend whom he proposed to this spring, according to a lawsuit obtained by the Odessa, Texas-American on June 30. The lawsuit says Williams, an Odessa native, is trying regain possession of a $76,000 engagement ring he sent, by mail, to Brooke Daniels, a former Miss Texas USA in 2009, whom he dated for nearly a year.

Williams also sent Daniels $5,000 for school and dental bills, a baseball for her brother and a taped marriage proposal in February. When Daniels declined to marry Williams, the lawsuit says she didn't return the ring when he asked for it back. Daniels said she lost the ring, according to the lawsuit.

Michael Daniels, Brooke Daniels' father, told the Odessa-American that Williams then filed a claim with his insurance company, State Farm, which investigated the lost ring. It was determined by the insurance company, according to Michael Daniels, that the ring was not lost and that the matter was whether it was a gift or not.

Michael Daniels, who is also listed as a defendant in the lawsuit, told the newspaper that he has possession of the ring and plans to return it to avoid further legal issues. He said that the pair never told Williams that the ring had been lost.

"He said to [Brooke], '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 Daniels said to the Odessa-American.

Daniels added, "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."

An injunction hearing is set for 1:30 p.m. Friday in Odessa, Texas.

Williams was not available for comment.