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Reuben Foster's ex-girlfriend shares her side of story

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - The woman who is accusing former 49er, Reuben Foster of domestic violence, says he slapped her and pushed her during an altercation in Florida that led to his arrest. 

KRON4's Dan Kerman spoke with Elissa Ennis, who says the team tried to discredit her when she called Tampa police in November. 

Ennis claims that when officers arrived at the hotel, the 49ers spoke to police first. 

"They were saying, 'this is the same girl who lied on the stand about him before,'" she claims. "'She's trying to ruin his career. This is his ex-girlfriend.'"

In a statement, the team said: 

"The 49ers fully cooperated with authorities, assisted in locating Mr. Foster and in no way impeded their investigation."  

However, Ennis isn't buying it. She said the Washington Redskins picking up Foster after his most recent arrest for allegedly abusing her is only indication the NFL doesn't get it. 

She admits she recanted the first time she accused Foster of abuse, but blames the 'battered woman syndrome,' hoping thing would change. 

"I'd do whatever to make things happen and get us back in a relationship," she said. 

Ennis said she knows better now and so should the 49ers. 

"I feel like they tried to [sweep] everything that happened with me and Reuben under the rug," she said. 

The law offices of John Burris is providing legal advice to Ennis and exploring whether a lawsuit against Foster or the 49ers is warranted. 



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