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Oklahoma football: Under-fire Toronto mayor Rob Ford loves the Sooners

by Erik Horne Published: November 11, 2013
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Toronto mayor Rob Ford has become well known for his affinity for recreational drugs. He also loves OU football, apparently.

At least when he’s working out. The admitted crack-smoking politician has been all over the media for his confessions of drug use “probably in one of my drunken stupors,” he said. “Probably approximately about a year ago.” It hasn’t killed his support, however.

“He’s human. We all make mistakes,” one resident told Canadian broadcaster CBC Toronto.

“If he smokes and saves me money, I’ll vote for him — even if he’s a bum,” said another.

That kind of support is enough to keep Ford out and about, as he was photographed wearing an “OU beat Texas” shirt at the gym.

As far as we know, Ford has no direct links to OU football or the university, except this T-shirt. Boomer Sooner, Rob.

by Erik Horne
Online Sports Editor
Erik Horne joined The Oklahoman as a sports web editor/producer in September 2013, following a five-year stint at The Ardmoreite (Ardmore) – first as a sports writer, then sports editor. At The Ardmoreite, Horne reported on everything from prep...
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