Williams strives to make positive impact
BY JOHN E. HOOVER World Sports Writer
Tuesday, July 05, 2011
7/05/11 at 4:26 AM
Williams participates in Q&A
Roy Williams is a man of faith, a man of community and a man of football. In that order.
The Cincinnati Bengal and former Oklahoma Sooner safety regularly greets the Twitter world with thanks for being alive. He often signs autographs with a Bible verse. He lives for days when he can leave a positive impact on someone else's life.
"I'm always interacting with my fans," said Williams.
Williams recently appeared in Tulsa promoting physical fitness and family interaction with Saint Francis Tulsa Tough, a three-day bicycle event in June. Before the event, Williams sat down for Q&A with the Tulsa World (see page B3). He said he couldn't wait to "ride my bike" and looked forward to meeting more fans.
"If I'm somewhere out and about," he said, "I make sure that I show love to them."
Many fans want to ask Williams when the NFL lockout will end.
"I really don't know why people ask me that question," he said. "I'm serious. I'm not trying to be rude, but I don't know. When you find out is pretty much when I'm gonna find out. I don't know. Until then, all I can do is keep working out and making sure I'm ready for when I go back."
And many fans just want to ask Williams about his status with the Bengals, or his days with the Dallas Cowboys, or his time as a Sooner. But Williams usually steers the conversation to something a little deeper.
"I try not to talk about football," he said. "I'm more about impacting peoples' lives instead of talking about foolishness and what's going on in football."
Original Print Headline: Football is the last of Williams' worries
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Roy Williams: Read a Q&A with the Cincinnati Bengals safety and former Sooner star. B3