January 07, 2011 09:26:23 GMT
As his meteoric rise to stardom continues to escalate, people find out what happened during the two decades he spent homeless and drunk.
Guy with the golden voice Ted Williams may have become some kind of celebrity but he's yet to experience the downside to it. The latest dig into his past may be his first challenge to cope up with the sudden rush of fame. The Smoking Gun has a rap sheet of his criminal records which include theft, robbery, escape, forgery and drug possession.
Around 12 mug shots of the 53-year-old in various appearance are posted on the website and they were taken in the past two decades. The most recent one took place in early July when a Colombus businessman called cops on Williams and his female companion because they were "refusing to leave the business property" and had become an "ongoing problem" for the business.
Williams reportedly begged for money from the business' customers while the woman "gets picked up and dropped off in the parking lot by various and numerous males in different vehicles." The businessman who only wanted to be identified as Dan also said that Williams sometimes stole items from cars parked by the company's customers. "He's basically been a thief for the past two years," Dan said.
Williams appeared on "Today" on Thursday, January 6 morning to reveal that he went to a dark place when caught up with drugs and alcohol. But he promised his mother who believes in a second chance that he won't let her down anymore. The man, who just a few days ago lived in a tent, has been hired by MSNBC to give a voiceover for "Lean Forward" campaign which airs Thursday night and is considering other job offers.