Rob Ford puts on his dancing shoes for city council
Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 00:44
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford dances along with the City Council to Bob Marley's ''One Love,'' amid fresh allegations of inappropriate behavior while working as a volunteer head football coach. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford showed off his dance moves inside the City Council chamber again on Thursday (August 28) in new video that shows the sometimes beleaguered politician swaying to the tunes of Bob Marley's "One Love" along with other members of the council.
Ford had reason to be happy after a poll released on Thursday showed he had gained ground on challengers heading into a mayoral election this fall.
But the poll results came amid fresh claims that Ford showed inappropriate behavior while working as a volunteer head football coach.
The city's Catholic school authority released documents alleging Ford had threatened a teacher, turned up late and inebriated to an important practice, swore at his players and made them roll in animal feces while working as a volunteer head football coach at Don Bosco Catholic Secondary School.
The allegations have not been proven in court and Ford did not immediately respond to a call and email seeking comment. The documents were released after freedom-of-information requests by the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star newspapers and posted online last week.
Ford was fired from the football coaching job in May last year, as allegations swirled about his possible use of crack cocaine. He gained global notoriety after admitting in November that he had smoked crack while in a "drunken stupor."
He entered a rehabilitation facility in May. Throughout the controversy he said he would stand for re-election and has campaigned energetically.
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