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Varez Ward accepted into program

Updated: February 19, 2014, 11:14 AM ET
Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- 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 keep taking courses at a Montgomery university, work and stay out of trouble for a year.

"He's ...

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