Normally, I would say if a man presents a woman with an engagement ring, and she turns him down, she should give the ring back. In the case of the ring Roy Williams presented to Brooke Daniels, however, she should not only get to keep the ring but sue him for what is surely the lamest proposal in the history of proposals.
You see Williams, a wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys, sent Daniels, a former Miss Texas USA, a big old $76,000 engagement ring via mail, along with a taped proposal, which I guess she was just supposed to pop in DVD player. Yes, he sent them through the MAIL. Thoughtful guy that he is, he also included some cash for some of her bills in the package. Hopefully, he was smart enough to ensure it, but given the contents, I have my doubts.
He's a football player, making serious bank -- serious enough to buy a $76,000 ring (or somewhere in that neighborhood, as reports vary slightly) -- and he couldn't even be bothered to buy a plane ticket and propose in person to the woman he wants to spend his life with? At the very least you'd think he could have at least hired a personal messenger so she'd have an actual human to hug upon receipt ... or laugh hysterically with over the ridiculous proposal.
Big shocker -- she turned his proposal down. Now he wants his bling back, and last week he filed a lawsuit aimed to do so. Things are murky as to the course of events after the ring was received. According to the Odessa American, he says Daniels told him that she lost the ring (can you imagine?!). Her father, Michael Daniels, who was found to have the ring, said Williams told his daughter to keep it.
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.'
I don't imagine she ever will. If I was Williams I certainly wouldn't have brought the whole matter into the public eye by suing. He should have just chocked it up to a steep price of retaining whatever pride he had left.
Besides, Daniels' father is giving it back anyway. He told the paper, "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."
Wonder if he'll mail it back?
Is this the lamest proposal you've ever heard of? If not, please share, because we all could use a laugh.
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