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Cavaliers to give homeless Internet sensation job, house

Jan 5, 2011, 12:23 PM EDT

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If you haven’t seen the video of the homeless Columbus, Ohio, man with the golden radio voice, where have you been?

This video tells the story of Ted Williams, a Brooklyn native with this fantastic voice who fell down the hole of alcohol and drug abuse. It has been sweeping the Internet the past few days.

He wanted a chance — and the Cleveland Cavaliers are giving it to him.

The team will give Williams a full-time job doing voice overs and PA announcing for the Cavs (and other events at the Quicken Loans Arena), as reported by the Cleveland Leader. CNBC’s Darren Rovell says the formal offer has not yet been made.

And they are giving him a house.

It’s a great story. The Cavaliers will get some good publicity out of it, but what really matters is someone is getting a second chance. And we could all use one of those.

  1. thebigtuna2 - Jan 5, 2011 at 4:27 PM

    Who needs Lebron? We got Two tooth Teddy. I’m all about people getting second chances if they can capitalize on those second chances. Teddy here says he got mixed up in drugs and alcohol after he went to school for broadcasting or whatever he went to school for that led to him adapting that voice. Hey Teddy, maybe you should of paid attention in your D.A.R.E. classes and you wouldn’t be on the streets in the first place.

  2. bornhawk - Jan 5, 2011 at 6:31 PM

    thebigtuna2 , its d*ckheads like you that probably made the Decision a lot easier for Labron. No wonder when someone gets down it so hard to get back up because theirs tools like you keeping them down, good for the Cavs and I hope them the best, good deeds always are rewarded.

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