I was VERY skeptical of the whole RDT persona - largely because I found it very hard to believe that an Alabama "fan" would have that much time and energy to post as relentlessly as RDT did on a Michigan board. When he had the big dramatic "you'll never see me again" thread you linked to above I actually typed out a pretty long comment in which I was going to challenge him to show me the proof that he was ever on any Alabama blogs with any regularity - but I pussed out and deleted it before hitting send.
The funny part was the whole WIAB period when he was posting new threads about every 15 minnutes it seemed. He claimed (if I remember correctly) that it was because his wife just had a baby and he was home with time on his hands. But I can tell you having had three kids of my own the LAST thing you have is time on your hands when I newborn is around.
Anyways I do agree with you that if he had just manned up and admitted the lie he not only would've been forgiven, he'd have been even more popular than RDT ever was. But clearly he didnt want to give up the internet popularity he got from being RDT.
I sure wish I could've been there for that thread.