This poor guy's 15 minutes of fame was so predictable. He was a mess, and thank God someone stepped in and got him into rehab where he has a real chance to clean up his act. I've never thought of Dr. Phil as being anything much more than a bloviating quasi-shrink more interested in stardom than healing, but I have to say, he took the bulls by the horn with this one. (Although it also made for good TV!) Ted met with his estranged family in the segment aired on Wednesday, and it was all hugging and kissing and promises. Come to find out, there was a huge brawl in the hotel room the night after that meeting, cops were called and Ted and daughter Shanya hauled off to jail (but later released). So Dr. Phil got them all together again, and it was revealed that Ted had been drinking all along (from LA to NY and every spot in between). What were the people who smothered him with money, jobs, and golden promises thinking? That someone with a 20-year history of drug/alcohol abuse would miraculously be cured if he was suddenly showered with material things? All that did was literally feed his addiction, and feed it well. KUDOS to Dr. Phil for recognizing that immediately and getting him on the show, where I'm sure Ted Williams thought he was going to be lavished with even more praise, but got the surprise of his life when Dr. Phil made him face reality and got him into rehab. Although I think the statistics are still dim for sustained recovery after rehab (3 in 10), this guy has a helluva lot waiting for him once he does get clean. I really hope he makes it. What a role model he could be for other suffering addicts who just can't make it on the outside.