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April 30, 2012

Safety Josh Furman reinstated

Michigan redshirt sophomore safety Josh Furman has been reinstated head coach Brady Hoke announced today. Furman had been suspended indefinitely prior to spring practice after being arrested Feb. 11 on misdemeanor counts of domestic violence, assault and battery and illegal entry ...

Furman was acquitted of all charges April 26, at which point his lawyer said he fully expected the Annapolis, Md., native to be reinstated on the football team.

"After allowing the judicial process to run its course and evaluating the situation, we have reinstated Josh as a member of our team," head coach Brady Hoke said in an official statement released by Michigan.

"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 and mature off the field as well as on the field."

Furman appeared in 12 games last year mostly on special teams, with two appearances at safety. He made 10 tackles and blocked a punt against Nebraska.

Furman will have ground to make up, sitting behind starters Jordan Kovacs and Thomas Gordon, and reserves Marvin Robinson and Jarrod Wilson.

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