If there's one thing Ricky Williams does well its running form things, and not just on the football field. A Dallas man claiming to be Williams' real father says Ricky has run from him his entire life. Now, he's filed a lawsuit against Williams and his mother Sandra for $2.5 million citing unspecified damages.
Our sister paper, Dallas Observer, sat down 68-year-old Ross Williams. He claims that he had an on-and-off relationship with Sandra Williams for two years while the two were working at a Dallas lounge. Sandra told him she was pregnant with twins, but then mysteriously left town before they were born.
Ricky and his twin sister Casandra were born in San Diego, California, and have always believed that Errick Williams Jr. (apparently no relation to Ross) was their father. Ricky recently admitted in the ESPN documentary Run, Ricky, Run that he was sexually abused by his father as a six-year-old shortly before his parents split up.
Ricky however isn't eager to start a relationship with a new father. Ross and his family claim to have made multiple attempts to reach out to the Dolphins star. At one point even traveling to Miami in 2003 before Ricky told team security to tell them "to get the hell out."
At this point though it seems Ross wants more than a father-son relationship. He wants $2.5 million dollars. Hence the recently filed a lawsuit against Ricky and Sandra.
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Ross claims the lawsuit isn't only about money. He just wants to offer Ricky his guidance -- guidance that just happens to include how to handle his money.
"If I had to do any kind of managing with him, I would've shown him right then, look man, you need to be putting some money aside, buying some Pizza Huts or some chicken huts or some apartments, to have something to fall back on," Ross tells the Observer.