Published: Thu, December 06, 2018
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Foster's ex-girlfriend details abuse allegations on GMA

Foster's ex-girlfriend details abuse allegations on GMA

On other occasions, she said, he 'threw my clothes out the balcony, threw my stuff out the house, dragged me down the stairs, punched me in the face, kicked me and spit on me'. A message sent to his new representative was not immediately returned. He was charged with one count of first-degree misdemeanor domestic violence. "Even when I called the police, the 49ers came up there. Officers observed a one-inch scratch on the victim's left collarbone".

Foster was arrested nonetheless and was freed on a $2,000 bail.

"When he got signed, I was like, I can't believe somebody picked him up", Ennis told GMA. "So I was like, "I can't believe you - you're back to doin' this'".

When the Redskins picked up Foster days after his release, Ennis said it felt like a "slap in the face".

That triggered the confrontation which led to Foster's arrest. He was the team's first-round draft pick in 2017.

Elissa Ennis, the ex-girlfriend of Reuben Foster, who was recently claimed by the Washington Redskins following a domestic violence arrest, sat down for an interview with "Good Morning America" today where she recalled a series of abusive events. The charges against Foster were eventually dropped.

The pair - who Ennis said "shared a family" - got in a fight not long after she arrived which started when she threatened to tell his new girlfriend that he had paid for her airfare. "I did what I had to do for the person I love. I thought that he would change". "Anybody in my position would do the same", Ennis said.

The team didn't cut Foster after the February incident because they were aware that Ennis was going to recant her story, she said, adding that she now regrets that decision.

John Lynch, the 49ers General Manager, said at the time: 'It's extremely disappointing. for everybody in here.

Ennis said she was there with Foster to discuss their relationship.

At the time, Doug Williams, senior vice president of player personnel, wrote in a statement on Twitter that the team "fully" understood "the severity of the recent allegations" against Foster and that, "if true", the allegations are "nothing" the organization "would ever condone".

"He called me out there so we could work on our relationship". Niners general manager John Lynch said at the time that Foster was "not living up to what we had communicated and to the energy and the time that we've invested in him".

In a statement, the National Football League said Foster will not be able to practice, play or attend games while the matter is under review.

Foster is on the commissioner's exempt list and now ineligible to play, and a league source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that he would not appeal his placement on the list as the legal process plays out. But, as La Canfora notes, Foster has previously violated the personal conduct policy and as a result, could face severe discipline.

The Redskins have said they did their own investigation into the allegations against Foster.

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