May 22, 2013
By AM740 Staff
It’s cost him his volunteer job as a high school football coach, but it’s still an open question whether allegations of cocaine use, will cost Mayor Rob Ford his day job.
Today, Toronto’s Catholic school board removed Ford as head football coach at Etobicoke’s Don Bosco Catholic Secondary School saying it has decided to pursue a different direction with a new volunteer.
Ford has had a decade-long affiliation with the team that has brought him personal joy and political praise as well as criticism.
Last November Ford was forced to defend his attendance record during three days of city council meetings when he was accused of skipping out to coach the team.
An examination of attendance records showed he had been absent less frequently than 21 councillors, more frequently than 23.
Today demands continue from all sides for Ford to comment on the drug-use allegations.
But his brother Councillor Doug Ford made it clear today that the Mayor will not be rushed.
The reports of drug use have not been verified and Ford has called them ridiculous.