ACC approves Crosby's waiver

Updated: August 13, 2003, 9:42 PM ET

CLEMSON, S.C. -- Two-sport star Roscoe Crosby will be allowed to play football for Clemson this season after the Atlantic Coast Conference granted a medical waiver Wednesday.

The waiver asked the ACC to allow Crosby to play because an injury kept him from attending class. The redshirt sophomore receiver did not complete classes in the fall 2002 and spring 2003 semesters.

Crosby had elbow surgery in June 2002 and withdrew from school in October on an NCAA medical leave. Crosby, who signed a $1.75 million contract with the Kansas City Royals out of high school, concentrated on baseball during the spring.

However, he returned to Clemson to take a summer class.

It's unclear when Crosby might start practicing with the team, the school said.

Coach Tommy Bowden said he would discuss the waiver after talking to Crosby on Thursday.

In 2001, Crosby caught 27 passes for 465 yards and four touchdowns.

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