"kg, why do you get to set the defnition of what constitutes "the truth."
Do you have any indication that he told Dendy anything differently privately than he told the public? Players and coaches talk every day...So yes.
Are you suggesting we don't take McDermott at his word? No"
First you hint that McDermott and Dendy had some other kind of understanding when it came to the telling the public that he couldn't trust Dendy. Then you contradict yourself by saying that we should take McDermott at his word.
So either he really couldn't trust him like he said. or he could trust him and told Dendy he could trust him but then went to the media and said that he couldn't.