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Rob Ford ‘admits’ smoking crack

NO TO RESIGNING:Rob Ford said he had ‘probably’ smoked crack while in a drunken stupor about a year ago, but he does not remember. He apologized to city residents

Reuters, TORONTO

Contacted after Ford’s admission on Tuesday, a police spokeswoman said: “The information will be passed on to investigators.”

Ford’s personal life made headlines even before he was elected mayor. In 2006, when he was a member of city council, Ford caused what the Canadian Broadcasting Corp called “a drunken ruckus” during a Toronto Maple Leafs hockey game, shouting obscenities and insults until he was ejected.

In 2008, police charged him with assault and threats to his wife, but then withdrew the charges, citing inconsistencies in her story. Ford maintained his innocence, and the two later reconciled.

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