Just to be clear, am I to believe that some people actually think that the amigos decided on decision day where they wanted to go? Life is tough if it's that easy to be tricked.
A guy will look you in the eye and lie, screw your organization and come back into town looking to shake hands and kiss babies.
If we can't learn from it, we're doomed to keep repeating it.
And the main diffenence with Carmelo is he did not want to commit an act of mailce against his own organization, so when he spoke up and said he wanted to work with his organization, that is what he did. Contrast this to saying that, but sneaking around and day after day telling people to their faces that nothing is going on.