Michigan defensive coordinator Greg Mattison last week referred a question about safety Josh Furman to head coach Brady Hoke.
Now we know why.
Furman has been indefinitely suspended from the team after being charged with misdemeanor domestic violence, assault and battery and illegal entry. He was arrested Feb. 11 and is due in court April 23.
His attorney tells colleague Michael Rothstein that Furman didn't commit a crime, saying, "It'll get cleared up." Furman recorded 10 tackles last season for the Wolverines, playing mostly on special teams as a gunner.
"Josh was suspended indefinitely from team activities as soon as we became aware of the report," Hoke said in a statement. "These are serious allegations. We will allow the judicial process to run its course before making a final determination on his status with the program."
The charges each carry potential penalties of 90-93 days in jail and a $500 fine.