The hits just keep on coming for Rob Ford, but as he put it earlier this week regarding brain injuries in football, there's nothing that can be done but stay in there and keep taking them.
In a more innocent age — 12 months ago, before the confession of crack smoking, before objectifying his own spouse, before the Toronto as late-night talk show punching bag and prior to the release of police wiretaps and whatnot — ol' Mr. Respect For Taxpayers using taxpayers' resources on his football coaching sideline seemed kind of cute. Really, it did. It was just nice to see that Robbie Boo Hoo cared about something. Now the youth football program that Toronto's "mayor of nothing" founded has been bounced from its league for failing to meet obligations.
From Renata D'Aliesio:
Read More »from Rob Ford-founded Rexdale Raiders football program turfed for welshing on league fees
The Ontario Minor Football League suspended the Raiders because the club failed to pay $1,950 in fees and fines, a violation of the league’s constitution, said the organization’s president Dan Ralph. He noted the Raiders were informed how much money was owed at the end of the summer football season. The league received a note in September from the club’s representative, Xhejsi (JC) Hasko, a junior aide in the mayor’s office, stating he was looking into getting the overdue payment covered. The league received no further response from the Raiders to its follow-up e-mails requesting payment, Mr. Ralph said. Neither Mr. Hasko nor the mayor’s office responded to requests for comment Friday.(The Globe & Mail)