Did Ryan O'Neal Quit 'Dancing with the Stars' Because of Nancy Grace?

| by Michael Allen

TMZ reports that Ryan O'Neal's claim that he backed out of 'Dancing with the Stars' because of a bad knee is just a cover for the real reason he left the popular competition show.

Unnamed sources told TMZ that Ryan O'Neal believes that Nancy Grace has been "disrespectful" to his son Redmond, who has been in and out of jail because of drug problems. Grace reportedly suggested that Redmond has been in trouble because Ryan is a bad parent.

Redmond was recently sent back to rehab because of another drug violation, this one involving heroin. He was left the majority of his late mother's (Farrah Fawcett) estate, including several million dollars.