Rob Ford apologizes for scandal

Mayor Rob Ford arrives at his office in Toronto November 26, 2012. (Reuters/MARK BLINCH)

Mayor Rob Ford arrives at his office in Toronto November 26, 2012. (Reuters/MARK BLINCH)

JONATHAN JENKINS, Queen's Park Bureau

, Last Updated: 7:25 PM ET

TORONTO - Contrition replaced defiance Tuesday as Toronto Mayor Rob Ford apologized for plunging his administration into a conflict-of-interest case that could cost him his job.

"Looking back, maybe I could have expressed myself in a different way," Ford said, sighing heavily and coming close to tears.

"To everyone who believes I should have done this differently -- I sincerely apologize."


Videos

Photos