Remember Roy Williams? No, not the former Lions and Cowboys wide receiver that just signed with the Bears, Roy Williams the former Oklahoma star and Cowboys safety that spent the last two years in Parts Unknown Cincinnati. Williams is a free agent, but hasn’t been picked up by a team this offseason. However, he’s making the most of it. Reportedly, Roy Williams will star in a Dallas based spinoff of the hit A&E show Storage Wars. YEEEEEEP!!! From ESPN Dallas…
Safety Roy Williams, the Cowboys’ first pick in the 2002 draft, still wants to play in the NFL.
But if you don’t catch him playing on Sundays, then you can watch him this fall on the reality show “Storage Wars: Dallas,” a spinoff of the successful A&E show that just finished its first season.
“My agent is trying to find me a team,” Williams said in a text message. “I’m not retired, but I am filming Storage Wars here in Dallas, which I’m having a blast doing.”
The show features professional buyers and their teams going through repossessed storage units in hopes of finding valuable goods.
Williams spent the last two seasons playing for Cincinnati. He played 12 games last season, finishing with 59 tackles, a sack, an interception and three fumble recoveries.
As a sometimey connoisseur of reality based programming, Storage Wars has quickly turned into one of my favorite television shows. Much like Pawn Stars, the format is simple and consistent, but the characters are truly what makes the show compelling. There’s the added element of dreaming to yourself that you could go around old storage units and make money or actually own some old piece of crap that’s really worth thousands of dollars. If Roy Williams (who I assume has deep pockets and hasn’t Antoine Walkered his money away) can turn into the Dallas version of either Dave or Barry, this Dallas spinoff will be off to a great start. I’ll be very disappointed though if there isn’t at least one buyer wearing a cowboy hat. While we’re at it, I’d love to see an hour long special where Mark Cuban and Jerry Jones go around Dallas and bid on random things. Could Cubes buy JerryWorld? That could be fun too.