An indictment unsealed on Tuesday claims former Auburn point guard Varez Ward offered to pay teammates to participate in a point-shaving scheme.
Ward was arrested on Monday for trying to fix the point spread in a game against Arkansas in 2012. Auburn lost the game 56-53 and was a 9 1/2 point underdog on the road against the Razorbacks. Ward barely played after apparently injuring his leg 19 seconds after entering the contest. Ward was suspended later that season after a player reportedly raised concerns with coaches. He never returned to play in another game for Auburn.
He is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday morning. He’s charged with two bribe-related counts and faces up to five years in prison on each of the two counts. No co-conspirators are listed in the indictment. Here’s the account from January of 2012 for the game in question.