Monday, November 5, 2018
Disabled Daughter of 'Dandy Don' Meredith at Center of Allegations of Abuse, Neglect Since his Death
"Dandy Don Meredith," legendary Dallas Cowboys quarterback and television announcer, set up a special needs trust for his youngest child to provide for her needs long before he passed away in 2010. Heather, 49, had been born with mental and physical disabilities, but enjoyed the care facility that she had been staying at for years, the Stewart Home and School in Frankfurt, Kentucky.
After Meredith's death, management of the trust and guardianship of Heather transferred to his widow and Heather's stepmother, Susan. Allegations arose from both a state social worker and Heather's mother, Cheryl King, claiming that the daughter was lacking in personal items and medical treatment.
There was never any criminal charges pressed against Susan Meredith, but Cheryl King became Heather's guardian and oversees her trust as a result of a civil settlement. Also, Susan deposited $1 million into the trust, which at the time had $300,00 in it.
See Louis Casiano, Disabled Daughter of 'Dandy Don' Meredith at Center of Allegations of Abuse, Neglect Since his Death, Fox News, November 4, 2018.