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Ted Williams standing on side of the roadAccording to the New York Post Ted Williams, a panhandler with a voice made for radio was offered a job by the Cleveland Cavaliers to do voice over work. Williams, who is a native of Brooklyn, NY will also get a house in the deal.

“The Cleveland Cavaliers just offered me a full-time job and a house! A house! A house!,” repeated a stunned Williams, 71, on local radio station.

Just yesterday Power107.5 In Columbus posted a video of Williams showcasing is radio-ready announcers voice as he solicited change from passersby.

The Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, native trained to be a radio announcer before drugs and alcohol ruined his chances at a career, and he was reduced to begging on the side of a road in Columbus, Ohio. But once the video of him began to go viral it wasn’t long before Williams was getting offers from credit unions, MTV and “America’s Next Voice.”
With the job offer Williams says he’s grateful to gain some “normalcy and responsibility.”

Williams is hoping all the attention he’s getting will help him get his life together.