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Doug Ford is dismissing allegations of bad behaviour by his brother during his days as high school football coach.

The mayor did not speak publicly about the claims Thursday, but his councillor brother suggested they were nothing more than fictitious rumour.

The allegations are detailed over more than 300 pages of internal documents from the Toronto Catholic District School Board. The reports and emails paint Rob Ford as a combative, abusive force as head of Don Bosco Catholic Secondary School's football program.

Ford was removed as volunteer coach in May 2013, not long after reports he had been captured on video smoking crack first surfaced. He had led the team for close to a decade.

According to the documents Ford appeared "visibly inebriated" at the final practice before the Metro Bowl Championship game in 2012.

The school board also alleges that Coach Ford, disappointed by the Eagles' performance in a victory in October 2012, berated his players, called them profane names and made the players on the team roll around in goose droppings.

According to the documents, Ford apologized for threatening a teacher and fellow Don Bosco coach, John Royiwsky.

Coach Ford is also accused of encouraging players to act as a "human shield" between him and reporters and of offering cash bribes to custodians to keep the school open late.

On Thursday, Rob Ford's brother defended him.

"There's no one that even stands close to Rob Ford  when it comes to supporting youth", Doug Ford told reporters at City Hall. The elder Ford says his brother has dedicated tens of thousands of hours and $100, 000 of his own money to help young people.

The documents tied to Coach Ford's dismissal were released Wednesday. The mayor had appealed to the province's information and privacy commissioner to have them kept secret, but media outlets eventually won the right to see them.

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Doug Ford is dismissing allegations of bad behaviour by his brother during his days as high school football coach.

The mayor did not speak publicly about the claims Thursday, but his councillor brother suggested they were nothing more than fictitious rumour.

The allegations are detailed over more than 300 pages of internal documents from the Toronto Catholic District School Board. The reports and emails paint Rob Ford as a combative, abusive force as head of Don Bosco Catholic Secondary School's football program.

Ford was removed as volunteer coach in May 2013, not long after reports he had been captured on video smoking crack first surfaced. He had led the team for close to a decade.

According to the documents Ford appeared "visibly inebriated" at the final practice before the Metro Bowl Championship game in 2012.

The school board also alleges that Coach Ford, disappointed by the Eagles' performance in a victory in October 2012, berated his players, called them profane names and made the players on the team roll around in goose droppings.

According to the documents, Ford apologized for threatening a teacher and fellow Don Bosco coach, John Royiwsky.

Coach Ford is also accused of encouraging players to act as a "human shield" between him and reporters and of offering cash bribes to custodians to keep the school open late.

On Thursday, Rob Ford's brother defended him.

"There's no one that even stands close to Rob Ford  when it comes to supporting youth", Doug Ford told reporters at City Hall. The elder Ford says his brother has dedicated tens of thousands of hours and $100, 000 of his own money to help young people.

The documents tied to Coach Ford's dismissal were released Wednesday. The mayor had appealed to the province's information and privacy commissioner to have them kept secret, but media outlets eventually won the right to see them.

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