Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said to be considering rehab
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, under pressure to quit after admitting he smoked crack cocaine and had a drink problem, could enter rehab, his lawyer says.
Dennis Morris told the Globe and Mail that the mayor of Canada's largest city was "considering options".
"And we'll stay tuned to see what he says in the next few days," Mr Morristold the newspaper.
His comments come a day after Mr Ford apologised for a video of him threatening to kill an unknown person.
The mayor said he was "extremely, extremely inebriated" at the time it was filmed and he was "embarrassed" by it.
Toronto police said last week they have a separate video apparently showing Mr Ford smoking crack cocaine, which has not been made public.
On Thursday, Mr Morris said he had been in talks with Toronto police to view the crack-smoking clip.
The mayor, a 44-year-old married father of two, has faced mounting calls from even his political allies to resign.
His older brother, Doug Ford, told a radio broadcaster on Friday that his brother could benefit from "a little bit of counselling".
"If Rob goes away on a vacation, for a week or two weeks, Rob loses 50, 60 pounds, stays on the straight narrows," he said, "it'll be tough to beat Rob Ford."