Cowboys receiver Roy Williams sent his girlfriend, former Miss Texas Brooke Daniels a surprise a recorded marriage proposal with a $76,600 engagement ring through the mail just before Valentine’s Day.
When Daniels declined the proposal, she did not return the ring. Now Williams has filed a lawsuit Thursday to get it back according to Jon Vanderlaan of the Odessa American.
Williams has declined to comment for the story, but in an affidavit signed by Williams, he claims he sent $5,000 for school and dental bills, a baseball for Daniels’ brother and — as a surprise — a recorded marriage proposal with the ring through the mail just before Valentine’s Day to Daniels. However, when Daniels declined the proposal, she did not return the ring.
Williams 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. The insurance investigation revealed that Daniels’ father, Michael Daniels, had the ring. He is also named as a defendant in the lawsuit.
Michael Daniels said in a phone interview Tuesday that although he has documentation that Williams initially told his daughter to keep the ring, he will return it to avoid a lawsuit. Daniels didn’t specify when or how the ring would be returned.
“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 Daniels claimed.
“I want to wash my hands of it,” Michael Daniels said. “It’s just a hassle. I’ll take care of my daughter. I don’t need him.”