You are right. Lot of people do not know the reason behind him passing up good job offers to stay in the area. I get mad when I see comments from readers and some of the ESPN analysts too that say he does not want to fight in the big leagues or something to that extent.
I lived in Boise for a year and from what I heard he is very loyal to the people who helped him through his son's cancer treatment. I believe his son is now cured.