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...
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