Rob Ford on Thursday denied that he tried to purchase a video of him smoking crack.
“Number one, that’s an outright lie,” he told D.C. radio show The Sports Junkies, as recorded by The Star. “And number two, you can talk to my lawyers about it. But I’m here to talk football, guys. So if you want to talk football, talk football. Talk about other things, unfortunately I have to let you go.”
Police documents released Wednesday revealed that Ford offered $5,000 and a car for the video months before it was obtained by the Toronto Star.
On the radio show Ford also weighed on American sports and politics. He said that both the Washington Redskins and the Cleveland Indians should keep their team names.
“What are we going to call them next, the Cleveland Aboriginals?” he said.
Ford also said he opposed President Obama’s health care law.
“I don’t believe in all this public-funded health care,” Ford said. “If you want health care, pay for it.”
Ford also commented that women are not particularly good at picking football winners.
“They just look to who’s the cutest guy,” he said. “That’s how they pick ’em.”