Sid Williams Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 04 Jul, 2018
Facts of Sid Williams
Date of Birth: 1942 , March-3
Age: 76 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Sid Williams
Birth Name Sidney Williams
Father N/A
Mother N/A
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Ethnicity African-American
Profession Former American footballer
Working For Former American footballer
Net Worth N/A
Salary N/A
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Face Color Black
Tattoo(s) N/A
Famous for Football linebacker for NFL
Married Yes
Married to Maxine Waters
Children N/A
Education Southern University and A&M College
Awards 2× NFL champion (1964, 1968)
Online Presence Twitter
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Sid Williams, 75, is a former American footballer who is best known as football linebacker for National Football League (NFL) for the Cleveland Browns and  Pittsburgh Steelers.  He also played football at Southern University. Besides, he also served as the United States Ambassador to the Bahamas.

Williams is a married man; he exchanged vows with Maxine Waters, the U.S. Representative. The duo is together for a long time.

Early Life, Education, And Bio Of Sid Williams

Sid Williams was born Sidney Williams on March 3, 1942, in Shreveport, Louisiana. He is American as per nationality and as far as his ethnicity concerned, he is African-American. His birth sign is Pisces.

Williams grew up in Houston, Texas. He attended the Wheatley High School where he used to play football and graduated in 1959.

Later, he joined the Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana from where he decides to pursue his career in football. Williams grabbed his master's degree from  Pepperdine University.

Sid Williams' Football Career

Sid Williams began his professional football career after being selected in 1964 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns in the 16th round. He played there until 1966 and won the 1964 NFL Championship Game

In 1967, he shifted to the New York Giants for a draft selection, but after few weeks he was released from the club and signed to Washington Redskins. He also played for the Baltimore Colts and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

CAPTION: Sid Williams at his young age. SOURCE: CFLapedia

The same year, he supported  Muhammad Ali along with other African American athletes as Ali refused to submit to the military draft. 

Apart from playing, Williams also associates in political and civil service activities. He served as a business developer with the Black Economic Union in LA. He also worked for  Los Angeles City Councilman David S. Cunningham Jr. as a legislative aide.

Sid Williams' Political Career

Williams worked with the Black Economic Union in Los Angeles, California as a business developer. He also worked as a legislative aide for Los Angeles City Councilman David S. Cunnigham Jr. From 1994-1998, he served in the United States Ambassador to the Bahamas under the Clinton Administration.

Sid Williams' Personal Life, Family, And Wife

Sid Williams is happily married to his longtime girlfriend, Maxine Waters, the U.S. Representative for California's 43rd congressional district. The duo exchanged vows in 1977 at an intimate ceremony in the presence of their closed ones. 

His wife, Waters is working as the US Representative for California's 43rd congressional district. She is also considered as most powerful women in American politics.

CAPTION: Sid Williams with his wife, Maxine Waters. SOURCE: EarnTheNecklace

The pair has no children yet but his wife has a daughter, Karen Waters and a son Edward Waters from his wife's previous marriage with Edward Waters.

In 2017, it was rumored that the couple was about to divorce after Waters made accused Williams of cheating her. He, however, denied the allegation and stated,

''there were several private investigators looking into it, and that is what is taking place at this place and time and this is what is necessary to pursue this to its proper conclusionary state.''

The couple is together since 1977 and is sharing a good bonding together. The family currently resides in their Los Angeles mansion.

Williams is quite secretive about his personal life, and that might be the reason he prefers to keep his private stuff away from the limelight.

Sid Williams' Net Worth

Williams is one of the successful African-American personality who associates with games and politics as well. He hasn't disclosed the exact figure of his net worth, but as per some online sources, it isn't less than the seven-digit number.

Williams is former Football linebacker for NFL, and according to the Sports Illustrated, the average salary of NFL player is $1,175,788. As per some online sources, a US Ambassadors averagely makes a salary of $124406 yearly.

The couple owns a mansion in Los Angeles worth $4.3 million. 

 

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