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Toronto mayor to appear on D.C. sports radio show

Wednesday - 12/4/2013, 2:30pm  ET

WASHINGTON -- Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will make a weekly appearance on "The Sports Junkies," a Washington-based radio show.

WJFK-FM announced Wednesday that Ford will call into the show to pick NFL games and talk sports. His appearances are tentatively scheduled for Thursdays at 8:40 a.m.

Ford acknowledged last month that he smoked crack cocaine "probably a year ago" when he was in a "drunken stupor." That admission, his acknowledgment of frequent binge drinking and a series of outbursts led the city council to strip Ford of most of his powers. His office budget was slashed and his staff was allowed to join the deputy mayor.

Ford has refused to step down and denies he has a problem with alcohol, although he says he's quit drinking.

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