What i think the whole thing boils down to is that they were on a reality show. They were on a reality show that was trying to be kept appropriate for most ages(hence not being able to swear). But where it breaks down is that the people running Cross Assault were probably so thrilled by the spectacle that was being created for the show by Aris, that their judgement was clouded when it came to punishing him for his behavior.
http://www.capcom-unity.com/mattd/ and see if he can speak about it at all. He was the host of CrossAssault(and i assume, the person in charge). He is also the Senior Product Manager in the fighting game division of Capcom. I doubt you can gleen anything from him due to his position at capcom, but it might be worth a shot. I really have to commend giantbomb for their coverage of this. It was a lot less finger-pointy at the whole FGC, and instead more pointed at where it was deserved, Aris. I would love to see a more in-depth article about CrossAssault and its effect on the community. I think it would be great if you could manage to score an interview with MattD, but once again i doubt that would be possible. I just want to know what the hell happened at capcom offices those days that prevented them from taking action against Aris, he clearly crossed the line. I beg you Patrick, don't listen to anything those jerks at SRK say. That site is pretty terrible, i mean look at the differences between Inkblot's article he wrote before Kotaku covered the Aris scandal, and the article he wrote after Kotaku covered ETR and Marn's actions on Wednesday Night Fight. SRK is just a site worried about making money now it seems, and they bend at the spine to do whatever outside forces think the community they supposedly represets should do. They do have good guides and forums(to some extent) but a lot of the 'editorial content' written for that place is gutter trash(shoutouts to Dudley!) Especially articles written by Tom "Inkblot" Cannon.I suggest you try reaching out to