Originally Posted by alter ego
Seriously I don't get it. Why would the Nadull's invent a bizzare stomach virus storry insted of telling the truth?
The way I understood it was that the virus was nothing significant by itself, but it's killed his prep time. Given he was already 50/50 on withdrawing for the AO, from the comments to Harman above, it would seem to be the final straw that made the decision for him.