The Washington Redskins’ choice to say Reuben Foster after he had been launched following a home violence arrest was one other “slap within the face,” the linebacker’s ex-girlfriend mentioned.
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 mentioned 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 staff, the San Francisco 49ers, had been set to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was charged with one rely of first-degree misdemeanor home violence.
Foster had invited Ennis to the Grand Hyatt Lodge in Tampa, the place the staff had been staying previous to the sport, in response to 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 mentioned they had been each engaged on their relationship.
“We each had been seein’ therapists and stuff, tryin’ to work on our relationship,” she mentioned. “So I used to be like, ‘I am unable to consider you — you are again to doin’ this,’” Ennis mentioned, referencing Foster’s relationships with different ladies.
The 49ers launched Foster quickly after the incident.
Ennis had beforehand accused Foster of home violence in February. She accused him of hitting her quite a lot of instances and dragging her out of their Los Gatos, Calif., residence, authorities mentioned. Ennis advised a choose that she concocted the complete story and Foster’s home violence expenses had been dropped.
“I did what I needed to do for the particular person I like. I believed that he would change,” Ennis mentioned of her choice to inform a choose 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’ choice.
When the Redskins picked up Foster days after his launch, Ennis mentioned it felt like a “slap within the face.”
Doug Williams, the Redskins’ senior vice chairman of participant personnel, mentioned in an announcement final week that staff officers “absolutely perceive the severity of the current allegations made in opposition to Reuben. If true, you may be positive these allegations are nothing our group would ever condone.”
Williams was additionally compelled to apologized late final week after describing the allegations in opposition to Foster as “small potatoes” and added that individuals in “excessive, excessive, excessive, excessive locations which have executed far worse.”
Foster won’t be able to observe or attend video games whereas the NFL investigates.
Fox Information’ Nicole Darrah contributed to this report.