Homeless Man Gets Announcer Job Offer From Cleveland Cavaliers

12:44 PM PST 01/05/2011 by Lindsay Powers

Twenty-four hours after a video of him panhandling went viral, he's also fielding offers from the NFL and a local radio station.

A homeless man been flooded with job offers 24 hours after a video of him on the streets of Cleveland, Ohio went viral.

Ted Williams was caught on camera by the Columbus Dispatch newspaper pleading for help on the side of the road with the sign, "I have a god given gift of voice. I'm an ex-radio announcer who has fallen on hard times. Please! Any help will be greatfully [siq] appreciated. Thank you and God bless. Happy holidays."

Now, as Yahoo reports, Williams has been approached by a Columbus, Ohio radio station to appear on a show called Morning Zoo, and by MTV, the NFL and NBA.

"The Cleveland Cavaliers just offered me a full-time job and a house," said Williams -- who debuted a shorter haircut and more cleaned up look on Wednesday. (He hasn't accepted the job yet, though, according to the New York Daily News.)



The sudden attention, and a trip to New York City to appear on CBS' Early Show, allowed him to reconnect with his 92-year-old mother, who lives in Brooklyn.

"One of my biggest prayers that I sent out was that she would live long enough to see me rebound," Williams said. "There's so many words. I've already been compared to Susan Boyle... I'm just so happy."

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