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Roy Williams suing girlfriend for engagement ring

Posted on: July 6, 2011 1:03 pm
Edited on: July 6, 2011 4:16 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

The best rule I can offer to anyone who wants to marry their significant other is this: Know for a fact that when you propose, they'll say yes.

Cowboys wide receiver Roy Williams would probably agree with that rule and, since he's currently suing a former girlfriend, would also probably add: "Don't mail the engagement ring when you do propose."

See, according to the Odessa American, Williams is currently suing former 2009 Miss Texas USA Brooke Daniels in order to get a $76,000 engagement ring he sent to her. In the mail.

"I'm not going to talk about it," Williams told ESPN Dallas' Calvin Watkins on Wednesday. "It's a non-issue."
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Well, actually it might be an issue -- Daniels' father Michael claims Williams didn't want the ring back, even after Daniels decided she didn't want to marry him. "He said to her, '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, per the OA.

The spiciest part about all this, though, is that apparently Texas law states that if the donor of the ring (perhaps you prefer "the engager"?) is at fault for terminating an engagement, the ring doesn't have to be returned.

In this case, Daniels' decision to terminate the relationship would actually require her to return the ring to Williams.

Of course, that still doesn't mean that, going forward, Williams should ignore my rule about marriage proposals.

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Since: Apr 24, 2007
Posted on: July 7, 2011 8:52 am
 

Roy Williams suing girlfriend for engagement ring

I think they should both be put in time-out.



Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: July 7, 2011 8:36 am
 

Roy Williams suing girlfriend for engagement ring

Roy Williams is a fool.

Brooke Daniels is good looking and very hot but Miss Texas USA 2011, Ana Christina Rodriguez is smoking hot and even better looking.

Hey Roy, you should mail Ana a ring too.



draper1997
Since: Apr 16, 2009
Posted on: July 6, 2011 9:51 pm
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Since: Jun 15, 2011
Posted on: July 6, 2011 8:33 pm
 

Roy Williams suing girlfriend for engagement ring

Did he propose to her through skype and then send the ring through the mail? Thats why you give the girl you want to marry a ring from the quarters dispenser, everyone knows that lol



Since: Mar 13, 2011
Posted on: July 6, 2011 7:22 pm
 

Roy Williams suing girlfriend for engagement ring

White women, black man's cryponite. Gets them all the time. When they gonna learn.



Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: July 6, 2011 6:40 pm
 

Roy Williams suing girlfriend for engagement ring

Why is this crap sports news....



Since: Dec 7, 2008
Posted on: July 6, 2011 6:23 pm
 

Roy Williams suing girlfriend for engagement ring

Dang , what an idiot...she stole that ring from him just like the Saints stole that football from him on Saintsgiving Day...
WHO DAT!!!!!


TDAISON
Since: Mar 9, 2008
Posted on: July 6, 2011 6:15 pm
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Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: July 6, 2011 5:53 pm
 

Is she available?

Um, could someone tell me whether or not she's dating again, and what her address might be?  I'm happily married, but don't want to rule out any possibilities of helping her dispose of that bling properly....  p.s. - wrong pic on the article, CBS. You shoulda had a pic of Miss Texas. That would have gotten my attention sooner.



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: July 6, 2011 5:49 pm
 

Roy Williams suing girlfriend for engagement ring

 Filing a lawsuit takes a minimum of $50k in attorney fees. Win the suit and then try to collect and that may cost another $25k. So Roy, you have committed $75k to get back a ring that cost $76K.
Holy crap---where are you filing law suits at?  As a practicing attorney I will guarantee you that the vast vast majority of lawsuits filed in this country to not come anywhere close to $50,000 in attorneys fees or another $25,000 for collection attempts.  A suit like this, you've got an hour or two drafting paperwork (say $500 to $600 in fees) and a filing fee of probably $150 to $200.  Then I would think that in a case like this, with few, if any, disputed facts (he proposed, sent her a ring, she declined to marry, refused to return ring) you could prepare for and try the case in a matter of a full day's work equivalent (8 to 10 hours, say $2,500 to $3,000 in fees--$5,000 max unless your just milking it).  Get a judgment ordering return of the ring, which they have in their possession, you have another hour of attorney time in drafting a writ of execution and maybe $50 to $100 in court costs to serve the writ and seize the ring.  Put it this way, if Roy's attorneys charge him $75,000 or more to get this ring back they are robbing him blind and he should sue them.


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