College football roundup: Boston College dismisses RB Harris

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Boston College running back Montel Harris has been dismissed from the team, coach Frank Spaziani announced Tuesday.
"Montel Harris has been permanently dismissed from our football team due to a repeated violation of team rules," Spaziani said in a statement. "We are grateful for his contributions the past four seasons and will support him in completing his degree requirements and in his future pursuits."
Harris was the Atlantic Coast Conference's leading rusher in 2010 and its preseason player of the year last season. He became the Eagles' all-time rushing leader with 3,735 career yards in his second game of the season. He is also the school's all-time leader in carries with 786, and 100-yard games with 22.

---Michigan safety Josh Furman has been reinstated to the football team, the school announced Monday.
Furman was found not guilty of domestic violence, assault and illegal entry charges last week in Michigan's 15th District Court.
A redshirt sophomore, Furman contributed on special teams. He's expected to compete for a spot behind starting safeties Thomas Gordon and Jordan Kovacs this fall.

---Former Alabama lineman Billy Neighbors, a star on coach Bear Bryant's first national championship team, has died at 72.
Neighbors died Monday afternoon at Huntsville Hospital, according to an ESPN.com report.
Neighbors, a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, was an All-American in 1961 for the Crimson Tide, playing both offense and defense. He led a defense that allowed just 25 points and posted six shutouts in 11 games that season.
After leaving college, Neighbors played professionally for eight years with the Boston Patriots and Miami Dolphins.

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