Witnesses say they weren’t afraid of UM’s Furman



ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Two female students involved in an altercation that led to assault and domestic violence charges against Michigan football player Josh Furman have testified they did not feel afraid of him during the February incident that led to his arrest.

Emily Ray, who said she previously dated Furman, testified at the start of trial Monday that she and fellow student Jennifer Triplett were trying to hold Furman back in the incident at Triplett’s Ann Arbor residence. Ray said they were trying to prevent him from getting at another man who was there, but that Furman was simply trying to get the two women to let go of him.

Triplett testified she did not feel threatened by Furman.

Furman faces charges of domestic violence, assault and illegal entry. His trial resumes Thursday.