If no one else heard about it, it can't be verified. Perhaps I shouldn't have posted the tidbit to begin with. That's all I can say about it. I've tried, and failed, to individually verify it. Suffice it to say that my friend is an acquaintance to a party involved. That's all I got on this one.
I found it intriguing how far they went to secure Bakula as Archer. Assuming the information I have is correct.
We've given you a bunch of reasons why it can't possibly be correct, why it conflicts with many known facts and makes no sense whatsoever. The only reason you have to believe it is "I heard it from a guy who heard it from a guy." It's not that hard to figure out that this is just wrong. There's no deep dark secret you have to be afraid of unearthing -- it's just too nonsensical a claim to be worth taking seriously. Somebody either misheard something or just made it up.