Actually, I saw that on tv not too long ago. I had heard about it - so I watched rather carefully. He didn't look at anyone before the ball was served. And it was pretty much an instinctive reaction. After he caught he he looked totally bemused at why everyone was booing him.
I've read the book. With all the stuff he's confessed, why would he lie about that? It would seem like a rather insignificant incident to "bend the truth" about.
Completely disagree. Perhaps you watched a different telecast. He clearly looked at Nick, said "watch this", and did it in a bemused way. Commentators noted it. It is also referenced in the Mary Carillo interview with Andre afterwards (look it up!), where he shows the camera a telegram from then-girlfriend Amy Moss. He thought that catching the ball would endear him further to the fans, but in his youthful naivete it had the opposite effect.
I agree it is somewhat insignificant in terms of lying (and in fact, in this instance, there would be nothing wrong in noting that he simply made a childish mistake - so why even TRY to cover it up), but how do you know all this "other" confessions aren't truth benders as well?
Look, I love Andre and have since 1986! But the recounting of the Jaite incident just seems disingenuous.