A CEO in the public eye can only be sick, on and off again, so many times before someone at the SEC starts scratching their collective heads and decides to take a closer look into the situation.  It’s no surprise that rumours are abound about an “unofficial” investigation begin to take form.

But, like every other “source” that surrounds a rumor these days, there’s some skepticsm about the person providing the information to news agencies.

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s review doesn’t mean investigators have seen evidence of wrongdoing, the person said, declining to be identified because the inquiry isn’t public.

So, a review could be forthcoming which doesn’t come as any surprise, but what really gets me pissed off is the cowardice of people.  If you’re man enough to send stock tumbling with your announcement of a “rumor,” be man enough to reveal yourself as a source. Stop being such a chicken.