Judge finds Mich. safety not guilty of 3 charges

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (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 (http://bit.ly/IilItI ) 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. His attorney, Gerry Mason, says he expects his client to be reinstated.

The Associated Press left a message Thursday seeking comment from the team.