Let's say that wejo had been arrested last week on the suspicion of soliciting a series of prostitutes in recent months. Imagine that he said, "Give me a few days, I can prove that these are lies," and then asked one of his college girlfriends from 20 years ago to support his statement that he'd dumped her after he learned she was banging other students for money. If people who'd lived in the same dorm back in the day started coming out of the woodwork to say, "Actually, wejo was her pimp the whole time," it would highlight quite emphatically the fact that wejo would have been better off sticking to more recent exculpatory accounts, if such accounts exist. Right?
I understand that there's no plausible way for Alberto to fully establish that he's never doled out PEDs, any more than he can prove the nonexistence of Russell's teapot. The closest thing he can do is show that his various accusers are all lying. But in spinning a fable that was both irrelevant to current events and 100 percent guaranteed to unravel, he he has made both a bizarre and self-immolating choice as well as (it appears) tacitly admitted that he expects all of this to get worse.