No doubt Valich could retire with the money he was paid to push the rumor on his website. People might get angry, but in the long run people will forget. People here refused to believe me (and others) that he has been known to lie in the past and this time was no different.
and the SEC really cant do anything, because he made sure to word it in a way that was just speculation. But, if he keeps his website and blog name the same, why would anyone want to listen to a word he says going forward?