Found June 04, 2013 on Rumors and Rants:
Former Auburn basketball player Kyievarez “Varez” Ward has been charged with conspiring with gamblers to throw games during the 2011-12 college basketball season. Ward was suspended midway through the 2012 season as the FBI investigated him for point-shaving. Ward faces two bribery-related counts for “commerce to influence, in any way, by bribery a sporting contest, with knowledge that the purpose of such scheme was to influence by bribery.” The indictment does not name any co-conspirators. Ward was suspended before Auburn’s February 25, 2012 game against Arkansas when teammates told coach Tony Barbee of point-shaving concerns. The university then notified the FBI, which began investigating whether or not Ward received money for influencing the outcome of games. The two games in question are a January 25, 2012 loss to Arkansas and a 68-50 loss to Alabama on February 7, 2012. Ward was coming off a career-high of 24 points but only managed to score three against the Crimson Tide on F...

Ward pleads not guilty to fixing game

Former Auburn basketball player Varez Ward pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that he conspired to fix a 2012 game that his team lost to Arkansas. During a brief arraignment hearing in federal court, Ward stood quietly as his attorney announced the plea. U.S. Magistrate Judge Wallace Capel Jr. set a July 22 trial date for Ward. An FBI investigation resulted in a grand jury...

Ex-Auburn player indicted in point-shaving scheme

Former Auburn point guard Varez Ward has been arrested for allegedly trying to fix games. U.S. Attorney George Beck said that Ward was arrested Sunday on counts of bribery relating to a sports contest and conspiracy for allegedly trying to fix the point spread for the Tigers' game against Arkansas on Jan. 25, 2012. A federal grand jury indictment last week of Ward was unsealed...

Former Auburn Player Varez Ward Charged for Point Shaving

  According to a story via Ryan Phillips of Rumors and Rants, former Auburn University basketball player Kyievarez “Varez” Ward, has been indicted by the FBI for point shaving. Apparently, Ward is said to have conspired with gamblers to throw games during the 2011-12 college basketball season. Some of his teammates were suspicious of Ward and reported him to head coach Tony...

Former Auburn Basketball Player Indicted by Grand Jury for Point Shaving

A federal grand jury indicted ex-Auburn basketball player Varez Ward on charges that he conspired with gamblers to throw games during the 2011-12 NCAA basketball season. According to a report from, the indictment,  handed down by a grand jury last week and unsealed on Wednesday, charges Ward with two bribery-related counts. According to the indictment, the charges are for...

Report: Former Auburn Point Guard Varez Ward Indicted For Alleged Role In SEC Basketball Point Shaving

Flickr/401(K) 2012 Cheating is a part of sports, whether people like to hear it or not. In fact, some people are quite okay with that, thus the common phrase “if you ain’t cheatin, you ain’t tryin.” But there are certain “fouls” that are unforgivable in sports — the greatest of them all is point shaving. If you aren’t familiar, point shaving is when a player or players...

Lawyers address game fixing charges vs Varez Ward

Earlier today, Varez Ward pleaded not guilty to charges that he conspired to fix a game his team ended up losing to Arkansas in 2012. The trial date has been set for July 22nd. In that game Ward came off the bench with Auburn up 4-0. He turned the ball over on his only possession before crumpling to the floor with an apparent leg injury. Ward, a transfer from Texas, averaged...

Ex-Auburn player Varez Ward indicted in point-shaving case

Ex-Auburn player Varez Ward indicted in point-shaving case.

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