I am glad he spent a little time explaining his side of the story.
IMO, It sounds naive but not done for gain. Mainly because he is not that stupid. Listen to him talk. He is has a decent head on his shoulders. He is old for his age, he is from the streets. Remember, he asked for the testing. There is know way he would call attention to his actions if he was trying to get away with something. That just aint happening.