Ted Williams, the homeless man with the golden voice looks set to accept a job with the Cleveland Cavaliers after a Youtube video in which he performs a roadside radio voiceover went viral.
Williams was inundated with job offers, reportedly including MTV and ESPN, as potential employers clocked on to the value of both the voice and the public-pleasing story.
After drugs and alcoholism took hold of his life Williams ended up homeless on the streets of Colombus, Ohio. However things took a huge turn when a 97-second clip of the homeless man showcasing his radio-ready voice for change was posted on the internet.
Within hours, Ted Williams had gone global and employers were clambering to sign him up. It appears however that the Cleveland Cavaliers may have bagged the talent.
“Out of all the all the offers I’ve had, and I’ve had quite a few, I’ll be going with that,” Williams said. “I’ll be working in Cleveland, Ohio.”
The Caveliers will offer Williams voiceover and broadcasting work as well as a mortgage-free home.
“We’d like to offer you full time work with the Cleveland Cavaliers, as well as Quicken Loans Arena,” spokeswoman Tracy Marek said.
“On top of it, because we know you’re a person trying to get up and on your feet, Quicken Loans is actually offering to pay a mortgage on a home.”
Never say people aren’t quick to spot the marketing potential in a good sob story!
Ted Williams trouble boarding plane
Yesterday Ted Williams flew into New York to appear on the Today Show. However, according to USA Today, the homeless man had trouble boarding the plane as he lacks proper identification.
Williams eventually obtained a copy of his birth certificate from a Columbus Courthouse in order to continue his journey.
The homeless celebrity will take part in a live interview on the Today Show later today.
Ted Williams’ Youtube clip has had over 11 million views and counting.