You are right, he is quite stupid. He did get duped. He also lied about the relationship to embellish it in the media, which is not as bad as being in on it but not much better. Any ND fanboy (i.e. you) expecting this story to die a quick death is in for a rude awakening.
"In response to CBSSports.com's request for Michigan's concussion management protocol, the athletic department sent the NCAA's 11-page document for treating head injuries."