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Judge Rules Michigan Safety Not Guilty In Apartment Attack

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ANN ARBOR (AP) – An Ann Arbor judge has found Michigan football player Josh Furman not guilty of domestic violence, assault and battery and illegal entry during a confrontation at an apartment.

AnnArbor.com reports that District Court Judge Elizabeth Pollard Hines said it was not completely clear to her that the sophomore safety’s actions were criminal.

Furman was accused of assaulting an ex-girlfriend and another woman on Feb. 11 as he tried to get to a man he said was sending text-messages to him about the former girlfriend.

The women testified earlier this week that they were trying to hold Furman back.

Furman is suspended from the team. Furman’s attorney believes he will be reinstated.

Head coach Brady Hoke says Furman’s status with the team “is still being evaluated at this time.”

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