Jan 5, 2011, 12:23 PM EDT
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.
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