Girlfriend turns down marriage proposal but won't return the ring

Dutch-Guy

Legend
Dallas Cowboys receiver Roy Williams is going to court to get back the $76,000 engagement ring he gave to a former beauty pageant winner.

In February, Williams proposed to his girlfriend, Brooke Daniels. When she turned him down, Daniels didn't return the ring. According to Williams' affidavit that was filed in a Texas court last week, he asked for the ring back but was told by Daniels that she had lost it. An insurance investigation later revealed that Daniels' father was in possession of the ring.

Michael Daniels told the Odessa American that his daughter will return the ring to avoid the lawsuit even though he says he has documentation saying Williams told her to keep it.

Pretty standard stuff, right? Minus the price tag, this is a dispute that probably happens every day in the United States. Except it's not because most people don't propose the way Roy Williams did.

From 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".

He recorded a marriage proposal and then sent the ring through the mail? Unless you're a soldier stationed overseas, that's just about the lamest thing I've ever heard. If you proposed through the mail, wouldn't you not want other people to hear that? I'd consider eating the $76,000 just so I didn't have to tell anyone.

It's a shame Daniels is giving the ring back and avoiding trial because we may have learned the specifics of how Williams went about this process. Was there production value in the video proposal? Did he record it in song form? And how did she reject him, with a return receipt.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/sh...-to-get-back-the-ring-he-maile?urn=nfl-wp3160



So fellas and ladies what do y'all think? Should she return the ring ro not?





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r2473

G.O.A.T.
Is it April 1st already?

I asked a girl in 1st grade to be my valentine through the mail. I included some stale candy hearts. I never got those back, and as I recall, she never agreed to be my valentine.
 
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heftylefty

Hall of Fame
I normally would say she need to give the ring back. But dude was dumb to spend that kind of money; and should learn not to be so stupid with his money.
 

r2473

G.O.A.T.
I normally would say she need to give the ring back. But dude was dumb to spend that kind of money; and should learn not to be so stupid with his money.
I kinda doubt $76K means much to Williams. I was surprised the ring was so cheap TBH.

On a side note, buying an engagement ring for your wife that is bigger / better than her friends / co-workers / etc will pay off. Women are judged on a daily basis by "the rock" on their finger. To a man, paying X thousand dollars on a shiny pebble is lunacy, but to a woman, it is probably one of the most important things in her life.

If she doesn't like the ring / is embarressed during the near daily scrutiny her ring receives, she will never forgive you and will take it out on you everyday (in her silent (and sometimes not so silent) way).

Where is the best place to buy a stone? Probably Blue Nile. But the diamond market is pretty tight, so don't expect a deal (if you are getting a deal, I can guarantee that you are getting ripped off).

And buy the stone and band / setting separately.
 
I normally would say she need to give the ring back. But dude was dumb to spend that kind of money; and should learn not to be so stupid with his money.
This guy is making MILLIONS in the NFL. Imagine if he had held true to the adage that an engagement ring should cost 3 months salary. 76K on a ring won't make a huge dent in his bank account.

That being said, unless he specifically told her to keep the ring, she should have given it back. Plain and simple.
 

JustBob

Hall of Fame
Williams borrowed the ring from Dez Bryant, who is now pissed because he ain't gonna get his ring back and he still owes about 400 grand worth of jewelry. :)
 

ChipNCharge

Professional
Is it April 1st already?

I asked a girl in 1st grade to be my valentine through the mail. I included some stale candy hearts. I never got those back, and as I recall, she never agreed to be my valentine.
Did she tell you she wouldn't be your valentine? Maybe she's still considering it.
 

dParis

Hall of Fame
I normally would say she need to give the ring back. But dude was dumb to spend that kind of money; and should learn not to be so stupid with his money.
Keep your money to yourself, hommie
And if you got enough game
You'll get her name and her number
Without going under
You can't leave 'em and love and stay above 'em
 
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