It's never a good thing when the NCAA comes out and says it's waiting on the FBI to move forward with an investigation. At least, not when you're the school that's under investigation.
That's what happened the case on Thursday when the NCAA released a statement addressing the Auburn point shaving investigation first reported by Yahoo! Sports earlier in the day. The investigation centers around allegations of point shaving levied against suspended guard Varez Ward, and both the NCAA and FBI are involved.
Here's the statement in full, passed along by Yahoo!'s Charles Robinson.
We are very concerned by the point-shaving allegations involving Auburn University men's basketball program and have been in contact with the school and the FBI since the issue arose in February. The NCAA takes any allegation of point shaving very seriously because sports wagering threatens two of our core principles - the well-being of student-athletes and the very integrity of intercollegiate sport. As allegations of point shaving, if proven, are also potential federal crimes the NCAA will defer action until any process with the FBI has concluded.
It's unknown what may come of the investigation, but when the FBI is poking around, it's probably not a good thing.
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