Toronto Mayor Rob Ford watches as the the Buffalo Bills take on the Atlanta Falcons in NFL action at the Rogers Centre in Toronto on December 1, 2013. (Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
Can Rob Ford reinvent himself from political punchline to football pundit?
The Sports Junkies, a radio show in the U.S. capital, announced that Toronto's embattled mayor is tentatively slated to start a weekly gig on Thursday at 8:40 a.m. ET on 106.7 The Fan. Ford will be talking about his NFL picks, the station said.
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Ford recently was stripped of his powers by the Toronto City Council, after he admitted to smoking crack cocaine in a "drunken stupor." He took some serious ribbing Sunday when he attended the Buffalo Bills vs. Atlanta Falcons game at Rogers Centre in Toronto.
The mayor, who was once a high school football coach, isn't the first pol to take his turn behind the microphone. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been a guest host twice on WFAN, the New York-area sports talk radio station.