The Cleveland Cavaliers and parent company Quicken Loans have taken steps to distance themselves from the formerly homeless, golden-voiced Ted Williams, one day after he agreed to enter a drug and alcohol rehab program.
Williams, who lied about being sober for two years, was a guest on the Dr. Phil show yesterday. At Dr. Phil’s urging, Williams, 53, agreed to enter rehab after his daughter said he’d been drinking every night since being plucked from obscurity as he stood panhandling on the side of a highway.
The nation’s largest home lender sent out a press release today confirming the company’s commitment to “discuss his work interests and help him create a path for future professional success.” That’s a slight deviation from the solid offer the Cavs previously made to Williams, offering him a job at Quicken Loans arena and a home.
Even as the Cavaliers renewed their commitment to help Williams, they took steps to distance themselves from him, such as taking down WeWantTedWilliams.com the comment board that was launched by the Cavs last week to encourage Williams to accept their job offer.
The website now redirects to the Quicken loans home page.
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