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Reuben Foster’s ex-girlfriend says 49ers tried to help cover up latest allegation

Larry Brown Sports logo Larry Brown Sports 12/6/2018 Steve DelVecchio, Larry Brown Sports
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The woman who says she was assaulted by Reuben Foster on multiple occasions opened up about her traumatic experiences in an interview that aired on Thursday, and she revealed some troubling information about the San Francisco 49ers’ involvement in the latest incident.

In an interview with ABC News, 28-year-old Elissa Ennis admitted that she lied back in May when she recanted her domestic violence allegations against Foster and claimed her injuries were sustained in a fight with another woman. She said she changed her story because “love will have you doing things that’s not in your best interest for the person you love.” The charges against Foster were eventually dropped.

Last month, Ennis says Foster assaulted her again. She told Linsey Davis of ABC News that the 49ers showed up after she called police, and team officials tried to tell the police she was the same woman who recanted her allegations last time.

“I felt like they didn’t believe me,” Ennis said. “Even when I called the police, the 49ers came up there. I have pictures of the 49ers coming up there trying to talk to the police and saying I’m the same ex-girlfriend that sat up there and lied.”

You can hear Ennis’ recollection of the 49ers’ involvement at the 1:34 mark:

While the 49ers acted swiftly to release Foster, that is not a good look for the team. The latest allegations against Foster were quite disturbing, and the 49ers should have let law enforcement do their jobs without trying to get involved that quickly.


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