Former Auburn Basketball Player Varez Ward Indicted on Bribery Charges

By: Kim Allen Email
By: Kim Allen Email

By Brendan Kirby |

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – A federal grand jury has indicted a former Auburn University basketball player on charges that he conspired with gamblers to throw basketball games during the 2011-’12 season.

The indictment, handed down by a federal grand jury in Montgomery last week and unsealed today, charges Varez Ward with two bribery-related counts. It alleges that the former guard conspired with others to “commerce to influence, in any way, by bribery a sporting contest, with knowledge that the purpose of such scheme was to influence by bribery that contest” in January of last year.

The indictment offers few details of the allegations and does not name any of the alleged co-conspirators.

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