Former La Salle basketball star Gary Neal, who was acquitted of a rape charge three weeks ago and is hoping to resume his career at Towson University, is expected to be cleared to play by the school next week, according to sources close to the situation.
Sources said an administrative review committee headed by Towson athletic director Wayne Edwards has recommended to university president Dr. Robert Caret that Neal, a Calvert Hall graduate who also starred at Aberdeen High School, be allowed to join the Tigers. Edwards declined to comment on the review.
If, as expected, Caret approves the recommendation, Neal could begin practicing with the Tigers by late next week. Neal, 21, who is about to complete his second semester at Towson, would be eligible to play on Dec. 21, when the Tigers play host to VMI.