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Josh Furman Reinstated To Michigan Football Team Following 'Not Guilty' Verdict

Michigan Wolverines football coach Brady Hoke has reinstated safety Josh Furman to the team after he was found not guilty on counts of assault, domestic violence and illegal entry Thursday in Washtenaw County, the University announced Monday.

Here is Hoke's statement, via Kyle Meinke of AnnArbor.com:

"We met multiple times over the past few months and Josh understands the responsibilities and expectations that come with being a football student-athlete at the University of Michigan. It is our job to make sure he continues to grow.

Furman was found not guilty after the woman who filed charges against him--a college friend-- backed off her claims.

Furman, a redshirt sophomore, appeared in 12 games as a freshman; two as a reserve safety and 12 on special teams. He made five tackles and returned one punt for six yards. As a high schooler, Furman was timed running a 4.36 40-yard dash and registered a vertical leap of 38.5 inches.

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