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Monday, April 9, 2012
Safety Josh Furman suspended

By Michael Rothstein

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Safety Josh Furman has been suspended from the Michigan football team for undisclosed reasons, a Michigan spokesman confirmed Monday.

Furman, a redshirt sophomore from Annapolis, Md., played mostly on special teams last season and was one of Michigan’s primary gunners on punt coverage. He was expected to compete for a spot in the two-deep at safety this spring along with returning starters Jordan Kovacs and Thomas Gordon, reserve Marvin Robinson and early enrollee freshman Jarrod Wilson.

Furman made 10 tackles last season, including a career-high three stops against Minnesota.

Michigan declined to release any details about the suspension. When asked about Furman on Thursday, defensive coordinator Greg Mattison referred the question to head coach Brady Hoke, who speaks Tuesday on a teleconference.