The Washington Redskins’ resolution to assert Reuben Foster after he had been launched following a home violence arrest was one other “slap within the face,” the linebacker’s ex-girlfriend stated.
Accuser Elissa Ennis, 28, mentioned her relationship with Foster in an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America,” which was set to air Thursday. She stated within the interview that she and Foster had been very shut, however behind the scenes Foster wasn’t the “good-hearted particular person” her household thought he was.
Foster was arrested in Florida in November, hours earlier than his former workforce, the San Francisco 49ers, had been set to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was charged with one depend of first-degree misdemeanor home violence.
Foster had invited Ennis to the Grand Hyatt Resort in Tampa, the place the workforce had been staying previous to the sport, in accordance with ABC Information. A confrontation between Foster and Ennis turned bodily when Foster allegedly slapped Ennis’ cellphone out of her hand, pushed her and slapped her within the face, ABC Information reported, citing an arrest affidavit. Ennis stated they had been each engaged on their relationship.
“We each had been seein’ therapists and stuff, tryin’ to work on our relationship,” she stated. “So I used to be like, ‘I can not consider you — you are again to doin’ this,’” Ennis stated, referencing Foster’s relationships with different girls.
The 49ers launched Foster quickly after the incident.
Ennis had beforehand accused Foster of home violence in February. She accused him of hitting her various instances and dragging her out of their Los Gatos, Calif., dwelling, authorities stated. Ennis instructed a decide that she concocted all the story and Foster’s home violence prices had been dropped.
“I did what I needed to do for the particular person I like. I believed that he would change,” Ennis stated of her resolution to inform a decide she made up the story.
San Francisco didn’t launch Foster on the time as a result of they had been made conscious of Ennis’ resolution.
When the Redskins picked up Foster days after his launch, Ennis stated it felt like a “slap within the face.”
Doug Williams, the Redskins’ senior vp of participant personnel, stated in a press release final week that workforce officers “absolutely perceive the severity of the latest allegations made towards Reuben. If true, you might be certain these allegations are nothing our group would ever condone.”
Williams was additionally pressured to apologized late final week after describing the allegations towards Foster as “small potatoes.”
Foster won’t be able to follow or attend video games whereas the NFL investigates.
Fox Information’ Nicole Darrah contributed to this report.