Sure you don't have to perform if it's your wife. What if you hired a $1000 dollar hooker, are you going to let her off the hook if she is just going through the motion?
I like Melo and I don't think he was deliberately ****ing up to get back at MDA. Sure he did not like MDA's system. It was probably a bad fit for him but Melo DID NOT underperform to sabotage MDA.