Ah, Armen, I'm getting the impression that your a Simpsons fan!
Now seriously, I've heard many of these stories when I talked to Sparky Rucker back in 2000. He seemed quite bitter. He refused any association with Mr. Lomax telling me "he know's what he did!" If all of this is true, I really can't blame him. As harsh as it can be, you sometimes just have to accept the good with the bad.