Latest On 49ers LB Reuben Foster

Earlier this month, we heard that 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster is facing multiple felony charges and one misdemeanor in relation to a February domestic violence incident. However, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports that the victim has recanted her claim.

Elissa Ennis, Foster’s former girlfriend, released a statement through her attorney stating that the linebacker did not cause her injuries earlier this year. Rather, the injuries were a result of a fight with another woman. Foster intended to end their relationship after learning after the fight, and Ennis followed through in her threat to “trash his career.”

“(Foster) did not strike her, injure her or threaten her,” attorney Stephanie Rickard told Maiocco.

This doesn’t necessarily mean Foster’s off the hook. As Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group tweets, the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office has already said that they’d prosecute the NFL player even if the victim didn’t cooperate. As Michael David Smith of ProFootballTalk.com notes, Foster is also facing a felony charge for possessing an assault weapon, which would seemingly be unrelated to the assault case. The NFL is conducting its own investigation, and they could ultimately choose to punish Foster.

The 49ers have already barred Foster from participating in their offseason program, and general manager John Lynch said he’d release the player if the allegations proved to be true.

“We do feel like patience is the right approach right now, that we are going to learn things through this legal process,” Lynch said (via Maiocco). “But I do want to be very clear, abundantly clear, that if these charges are proven true, that if Reuben did indeed hit this young lady, he won’t be part of our organization going forward.”

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18 comments on “Latest On 49ers LB Reuben Foster

  1. KenJorB

    I would hope the woman with whom she had the fight would step forward to corroborate her story.

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  2. caliraider

    wonder how mush he paid her to recant her original statement

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    • terror661

      Why you mad? Cause you can’t grab him if the 49ers release him like Aldon?

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      • caliraider

        nah bro not mad at all . good luck with him. He’s gonna be suspended , enjoy that . Just wait until he screws up again . it’s a pattern, if you can’t see that then you are a homer. He’s already had what 2 screw ups so far In the last year plus his lil temper tantrum at the combine last year that got him tossed out . Rolando McClain 2.0

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  3. Z-A

    So either he paid her or she lied. In the latter, why isn’t she dragged through the mud her reputation tarnished? Need to bring back tar and feathering as pinishment for false accusations. Nothing happens to these chicks, guys get their entire lives or careers ruined. I mean look at Brian Banks, he spent 6 years in jail. Wanetta Gibson didn’t serve jail time for lying. He basically missed out on freedim, a college education and possible NFL stardom, and financial security

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    • cowman707

      Good points, there needs to be reprocussions for chicks that do lie and drag folks through the mud like Banks. It’s as disgusting as domestic violence itself

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      • Z-A

        Happened to an ex-teammate. Some women are just plain hateful and willing to lie and take that lie as far as they can. Took a year for him to clear his name and get admitted back into the school.

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  4. tharrie0820

    So literally two days after the GM say Foster will be cut if he’s found guilty, the victim recants her story? That timing…

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  5. tank62
    tank62

    If she really lied on a police report then she should be charged but we all know that wont happen

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