Cleveland Cavaliers Give Homeless Man a Second Chance

Jason Morris

The Cleveland Cavaliers have played terribly this season with the loss of premadonna LeBron James.  Today they announced a great play, the hiring of Ted Williams.  Now, many of you die hard Cleveland fans might be saying to yourself; “Wait, they unfroze Ted Williams, one of the best baseball players of all time to play BASKETBALL????” Right on, he will likely play better than any of the scrubs currently running up and down the court!!

However, this is not about Ted Williams the famous Boston Redsox player currently frozen by the Cryonics Company, Alcor Life Extension Foundation.  This story is the latest internet buzz about a homeless man of the same name.

Employment screening is not always about denying people jobs who have an unsatisfactory history.  Many times its about finding the right job, for the right person.  This is a touching story of a man, down on his luck that was just given a HUGE second chance!

While the Cavaliers are struggling on the court this season without their former superstar, the organization is still making waves in the community. In perhaps one of the most amazing stories I’ve ever seen.

Ted Williams, who was previously homeless held up a sign every day telling the world about his “Golden Radio Voice”. Someone pulled off to the side of the road to speak with him and video taped the man, and he wasn’t lying. This guy has an incredible voice!

Apparently the Cleveland Cavaliers took notice after the Columbus Dispatch featured the man in the paper they and offered him a job and a house. Williams was on a local radio station, WNCI exclaiming “The Cleveland Cavaliers just offered me a full-time job and a house! A house! A house!”

He also added “I’ve been out there about a year; I just didn’t know anything like this would ever happen. There’s so many words. I’ve already been compared to Susan Boyle. I’m just so happy.”

It’s unclear what position the Cavaliers have offered Williams, but it is an incredible story of redemption after Williams threw his career away years ago admittedly due to drugs and alcohol.

“Just to get back to some normalcy and responsibility.. If I can get a job, whether it’s a $25,000 or even $18,000, I’d be happy. At least I know God has me where he wants me.”

Here is the video… it’s pretty incredible how this all went down.

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Jason Morris

President & Chief Operating Officer at EmployeeScreenIQ
A veteran screening and risk management professional, Jason Morris founded EmployeeScreenIQ in 1999 and acts as the company’s chief operating officer and president. Morris is a frequent speaker delivering captivating, interactive discussions on background checks, global screening, recruitment and staffing. He educates audiences in best practice initiatives as they relate to organizational employment screening programs. Morris has been quoted in numerous business and industry publications including The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC.com, USA Today, New York Times, among others. He is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio, Illinois, New Jersey, Texas, Arizona and Nevada.
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