Indefinitely suspended by coach Brady Hoke following a February arrest, it appears the legal case involving Michigan safety Josh Furman was indeed “much ado about nothing” as his attorney, Gerry Mason, suggested.
Following a two-day trial, Furman was found not guilty on three misdemeanor counts of assault and battery, domestic violence and breaking and entering. The charges stemmed from a Feb. 11 incident where Furman (pictured, background) was with two female cheerleaders at a campus apartment when he began receiving “nasty” text messages from another man in the apartment complex. When Furman got up, the two women apparently thought he was looking to fight the other man.
Although Furman went back to his apartment, police were called and he was arrested. In the end, though, it appears the “case” was nothing more than a misunderstanding.
“My goal wasn’t to win the trial,” Mason said. “It was to get a clean record.”
Furman’s status with the team hasn’t been immediately addressed.