TORONTO — Mayor Rob Ford denied allegations in newly released court documents that he offered $5,000 and a car to suspected drug dealers in exchange for a video that appears to show him smoking crack.
The mayor addressed the issue during an appearance Thursday on a Washington-based sports talk show.
‘‘Number one that’s an outright lie and number two you can talk to my lawyers about it, but I’m here to talk about football guys,’’ Ford said.
The court documents released on Wednesday detail police wiretaps of alleged gang members who spoke about delivering drugs to the mayor and having pictures of him using drugs. One suspect is heard telling another that he rejected the offer for the video and planned to meet the mayor and ask for ‘‘150,’’ meaning $150,000.