5 lowlights from Rob Ford's football coaching days
New documents obtained by the Toronto Star and Globe and Mail via a freedom of information request reveal that Rob Ford's tenure as the football coach for the Don Bosco Eagles was at least as troubled as his time in the big chair at city hall. In fact, it'd be difficult to imagine a high school coaching scenario more dramatic than Ford's time with the Eagles. Of the various highlights from the documents obtained, a report entitled "Critical incidents involving Mayor Ford" alleges these startling events:
- He showed up drunk for practice.
- He made his players roll around in goose shit.
- He threatened a teacher.
- He organized an unauthorized trip to Peterborough.
- He bribed caretakers to keep the school open later.
Despite all this, it wasn't until a television interview with Sun News back in spring 2013 that the school board decided to can the mayor. "A lot of these kids come from gangs, they come from broken homes, the stories you would hear would bring a tear to your eye," Ford is said in that notorious segment. The mayor was ultimately fired on May 22nd.