The material being picked up by your average oil filter is much larger than what is sampled by a UOA so even if we take this story at face value, it carries no significance.You started it, I will finish it, LOL!
Here in Maryland, at least where I live, there are so many deer that it is not funny. There is no need for a fast car around here. There is an old thread where someone, will not name the name, did a UOA of OCI;s with an oil filter and without an oil filter. They both looked about identical, so maybe the air filter is more important than the oil filter.