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A sports talk radio show in Washington, D.C., got the exclusive scoop on what Toronto Mayor Rob Ford thought of the latest allegations made against him when he appeared on the show to make NFL picks the morning after newly-released police documents suggested he tried to purchase a video of himself smoking crack.
In short, everything is a lie.
Ford had previously agreed to appear on the aptly-named "The Sports Junkies" program on 106.7 The Fan Thursday morning. Between his acceptance of the offer and his appearance, more information released by the courts in a police document alleged Ford tried to buy the crack video for $5,000 and a car some two months before its existence came to light.
The information details an apparent rift between Ford and a group of alleged Dixon Road gang members. More details on that are available here.
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It was the latest bombshell to hit is shaken mayoralty in recent weeks, but it wasn't enough to sway Ford from appearing on "The Sports Junkies."
Ford was introduced on the show as the "the most controversial political figure" ever and discussed his football fandom for five minutes before he was asked about the latest allegations.
"Number one, that is an outright lie. And number two, you can talk to my lawyers about it. But I'm here to talk football, guys," Ford responded.
Ford went on to discuss several football related topics. On the physicality and injuries in the NFL, Ford said it was the same as hockey. "If you are going to play the sport you gotta know you might get banged up."
On the controversial name Washington Redskins, Ford said the name should stay. "Let's look at the Cleveland Indians. What are we going to call them, the Cleveland Aboriginals?" Ford said. "If they were offended they should have come out when the name was first initiated."
On sports betting, Ford said, “I do Proline, so I don’t deal with a bookie.”
On women playing in football pools: "A lot of women up here in Toronto, they win all the time. They just choose the cutest guy. That's how they pick them and they win."
Ford then guessed who would win every football game this weekend, promised to appear on the show every week and ended the interview.
And the circus continues.