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Ex-Auburn player Ward enters diversion program

Former Auburn basketball player Varez Ward was accepted into a pre-trial diversion program that could dismiss his point-shaving charges if he completes the program without any problems, Assistant U.S. Attorney Clark Morris said. Ward's attorney, Everett Wess, said the program is a wonderful opportunity for Ward to put the case behind him. To complete the program, he needs to...
Via AP on Fox
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Judge denies Ward's request

A federal judge has denied former Auburn basketball player Varez Ward's request to enter a pretrial diversion program in his point shaving trial. Ward's attorney, Everett Wess, said Wednesday U.S. District Judge Keith Watkins denied the request. The judge had agreed to delay the trial until Nov. 4 so Ward could apply for the program that would have allowed the player to...
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July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

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...
June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

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...
Via BlackSportsOnline
June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

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...
Via College Spun
June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Ex-player indicted for point shaving

Former Auburn basketball player Kyievarez 'Varez' Ward has been charged with conspiring with gamblers to throw games during the 2011-12 season.

Via Rumors and Rants
June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Varez Ward’s alleged gambling ties may have been local

Earlier this week Yahoo! Sports reported that Auburn point guard Varez Ward is currently under investigation by the FBI for allegedly taking part in a point-shaving scheme. reported Friday that multiple Nevada and offshore sportsbooks have denied there being any suspicious betting behavior regarding Auburn basketball games and that Ward’s alleged gambling connection...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 10, 2012  |  Discuss

FBI probing alleged point shaving by Auburn player

The FBI is investigating an alleged point shaving scandal involving suspended Auburn point guard Varez Ward.

March 08, 2012  |  Discuss

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