You would think a man that could afford a $76,600 engagement ring would be able to find a way to propose to his girl in person. A romantic proposal by boat, plane, train or something snazzy, but at least memorable.
But somehow, Dallas Cowboy football star Roy E. Williams thought it was a good idea to propose to his girlfriend at the time, Brooke Daniels, a former Miss Texas USA, with the help of the U.S. Postal Service. He sent this extremely expensive piece of jewelry to her through the mail, along with a recorded proposal message. A signed affidavit provided by the Odessa American, signed by Williams, also claims that he sent along $5,000 to help her pay for school and dental bills, and provided a baseball for her brother. While he assumed all would be good and gravy, he was incorrect. The former beauty queen declined the brothas marriage proposal in February, and as of this moment, he still hasn’t received the ring back–through the mail how it was sent or nothing! At one point, Williams said in the affidavit that Daniels claimed she lost the ring, but according to her father, Michael Daniels, he says he has it and will try to return it to avoid legal action, though he claims the Cowboys’ wide receiver told his daughter to keep the ring. According to the Odessa American, papa Daniels said:
“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.”
No matter what Williams said post the engagement snafu, he now just wants the ring back. And according to Fox Sports Southwest, in Texas, engagement rings are classified as conditional gifts. So if one person breaks off the engagement, the ring goes to the other person (if the man breaks off the engagement, he loses claim to the ring. But there was no engagement agreement whatsoever…so is it just me, or should homegirl quit playing and give that ring back? She’s wrong for pretending that it shouldn’t have been returned immediately (to halt confusion or playing with his emotions at least), but what was HE thinking? Proposal by mail? Really Roy? You couldn’t have waited until your next visit to see her and get on one knee? Now that’s a no no.
Would you ever say yes to a proposal from the man you love if done by mail?