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Report: Auburn basketball Varez Ward under investigation

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Yahoo! Sports has learned suspended Auburn University point guard Varez Ward is under investigation by federal authorities in an ongoing point-shaving probe.

In a story posted Thursday, Yahoo! Sports quoted three sources with knowledge of the case who said the FBI has been investigating Ward since late February after he and guard Chris Denson were suspended by the Tigers prior to a Feb. 25 home game against Arkansas. Two sources said Denson was also questioned as part of the point-shaving investigation, but he was cleared of any wrongdoing and returned to the team after sitting out the loss to the Razorbacks.

Auburn University Athletics released the following statement in an email this afternoon:

Auburn officials were made aware of a rumor regarding an allegation two weeks ago and immediately reported it to the FBI, the NCAA and the SEC. Because of the nature of the allegation, Auburn is not in a position to make any further comment on the situation.

To read more on the story, read it here:

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaab/news?slug=ys-robinson_auburn_investigation_varez_ward_030812

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