Everyone pretty much knows that Pitchford is an @sshole and a liar.
This is just another potential example if Eddings is telling the truth. Credibility-wise I'd probably believe him over Pitchford.
That said, he's also kind of being a pansy about pranks and wanting a public apology before accepting work. Just goes to show how much America has been pussified by Political Correctness. (And yes, I'm probably the last person that will ever be politically correct!
Get your games from GOG DAMMIT!