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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The former girlfriend of Reuben Foster testified at a preliminary hearing Thursday that she lied to police when she said the San Francisco 49ers linebacker attacked her, allegations that led to a domestic violence case against him.

Elissa Ennis testified she lied because she wanted retribution after Foster tried to end their relationship, saying she was angry “and I wanted to end him.” When asked by prosecutor Kevin Smith if Foster ever hit her, Ennis replied, “No, sir. Not once.”

Foster was arrested after Ennis told police he dragged her by her hair, physically threw her out of their house, and punched her in the head eight to 10 times in February. He has been charged with domestic violence with an allegation that he inflicted great bodily injury, forcefully attempting to prevent a victim from reporting a crime, and possession of an assault weapon. Foster pleaded not guilty last week.

Ennis subsequently issued a statement through her attorney saying her injuries, including a ruptured eardrum, were the result of a fight with another woman.

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster, right, leaves the Santa Clara County Superior Court, with his attorney Joshua Bentley  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Prosecutors have said they will continue to pursue the case even if Ennis does not cooperate with the investigation. The prosecution said Ennis’ testimony couldn’t be trusted given inconsistencies throughout.

Judge Nona Klippen said she will rule Wednesday on whether the case should continue to trial.

Ennis, who testified against the advice of her attorney, said in court Thursday that she wanted to testify to “do the right thing.”

She said Foster broke up with her after she got into the fight with another woman during a road rage incident in San Francisco. A 22-second video clip of that fight was presented as evidence in the case.

Ennis said she initially wanted to sue Foster. “It was all about the money,” she said.

Ennis also testified that she stole more than $8,000 in cash from Foster, two Rolex watches and designer clothing.

During cross examination by Foster’s attorney Joshua Bentley, Ennis said she went to jail in 2011 for falsely accusing an ex-boyfriend of domestic violence.

If convicted of all charges, Foster could face up to 11 years in prison. Foster remains a member of the 49ers although the team hasn’t allowed him to participate in the offseason program while his case is ongoing.

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31 thoughts on “NFL Player’s Ex-Girlfriend Says She Lied About Abuse To Hurt His Career

  1. Passing Through!! on said:

    @ Eddie
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    Unfortunately the black community is the ONLY community headed by the black woman ..that’s why 80% of young black males in prison are from a single mothers household ..
    ******
    And that’s the black woman’s fault? If the black man is supposed to be in charge of the house where in the hell are the black men who are helping to create single parent households. That’s so typical of black woman hating men blaming the woman. How in the f**k you blaming a black woman for a black man not being a man. Shaquille O’Neal’s father abandoned him, Jay-Z father abandon him, and these stories go on and on. You can’t blame a black woman because some men are just pure damn sorry as hell and don’t won’t to take care of their responsible. And for the record most black women have a man in the home, the census counts single parent homes based on marriage, not being married doesn’t mean that a woman is a single parent. But of course a FOOL like you who takes the racist, stereotyped arguments from white people to spew negativity and hatred toward black women wouldn’t know shit about that.

  2. Head negro in charge on said:

    A texbook example of blacks still under the spell of william lynch,divied the blacks speech told in 1721.

  3. Eddie on said:

    The absence of a father are why our black women are the way they are …Angry , bitter , and hard to love ..It is REALLY hard to love a black women…she will challenge your every being..she simply doesn’t know how to love a black man..how to uplift him, motivate him…NOT just sexing him…

      • Love on said:

        @ Big Mac some black woman really did a number on your white@@ achy breaky heart. One black woman made a fool out of your white trailer park a@@ and now you hate all black women. True racist.

    • Chris Mason on said:

      Eddie, what black men fail to understand is that you got to GIVE it in order to GET it!!! WE, as in black women, are the backbone of our people, our culture and our very being but yet we are shunned by the world with virtually no support from alot of you black men!!! We’re a fractured people and yet, black men will not take the reins and lead us!! The Bible even says, if you want to destroy a people you start with the male first!!! Read it, it’s in there. So less finger pointing and more loving support and understanding! And by the way, I’m a sister! My name is Chris!

      • Eddie on said:

        Hi Chris ..as a BLACK MAN i do understand your pain..however sister..please understand how to relate to the black man..We don’t really care about your education, your body, your hair ect..real men only care about your heart ..Black women spend so much time and energy on things that don’t really matter to us ..Black men are in trouble because we cant fully function without that Black woman..Black men have become lazy, no vision,. no responsibility, i feel bad for the my black daughter , she doesn’t have much to choose from ..it’s sad …

    • Neicy on said:

      Since you don’t know all black women it’s extremely ignorant of you to say all black women are angry and don’t know how to love. You have good and bad in ANY race of people. White women have lied and accused black men of sexual assault for years. Stop looking for an excuse to down black women.

  4. Mr, Mc Daddy! Black women are great women, since time stop saying these senseless words about black women were not all that way! Black men have lost their senses of their women, and that is why the black women is still up- holding the black community THANK- YOU LORD

    • Eddie on said:

      Unfortunately the black community is the ONLY community headed by the black woman ..that’s why 80% of young black males in prison are from a single mothers household .. GOD never meant for the black woman to head the household ..she is GREAT but she’d NOT a man …you can’t replace a father in the home ..The Father is the leader of the family and without him the family is weak,,therefore the family rely on the Government ( food stamps, section 8 housing, rent assistance,child support enforcement ..ect) .

      • Mac Daddy on said:

        Real Talk Eddie. Drop the mic and walk away. These shiggidy byotch’s will go to all ends of the earth to justify their ratchet existence as being Queens. Reality proves otherwise.

  5. Strong Black Woman on said:

    You see, women like her need to go to prison for trying to destroy someones life. Just like the girl lied on the kid about raping her when she gave up the kiddiecat. I believe the kid spent 10 yrs. in prison. He was going to be the professionL football player.

  6. Ted Gravely on said:

    They are idiots; him for styling his hair that way, and that gold digger for stoking his ego and then being kicked to the curve again. This chick previously falsely accused another ex of domestic violence, and served time in jail. She is like a service station car wash. She should know that like superhead, men will run in all day long, but they ain’t stopping. This brother’s hair style should have caused her to jet……but no, he was going to marry her. They deserved each other.

  7. Mac Daddy on said:

    This is the same drama I stopped dating black women for. They angry, violent, and vindictive. Haven’t regretted it once in over a dozen years

    • Lawanna Dean on said:

      You are forgetting that some white women will have you murdered for the life insurance policy. Just say you prefer White women because that is your preference. Stop using Black women as an excuse. You can always keep those Black women in prayer.

  8. Martin on said:

    She need to be lock up herself because she is playing with this man life. Stop getting these gold digger and get you a simple woman that work not just waiting on a man to suppose her. I feel sorry him. Hope you all don’t have kids together. Let her go and move on with your life. Praying for you.

    • Passing Through!! on said:

      They don’t want the simple woman or the educated black woman (black women who are becoming the most educated sector in the country). They want the “so called” exotic Kim Kardiashian, white Latin Jennifer Lopez types (ho’s gold & diggers). Unfortunately when these young black men become rich they see laying with and breeding their black athletic genes out existence with white/ethnic white women as a reparation prize for their struggle. Look at Chris Brown he stay in the news for allegations fooling with non-black women and he still won’t date a natural brown woman of color. I guarantee you Reuben Foster will regroup and go find him another one.

    • Passing Through!! on said:

      Ho’s have been embolden by the ME TOOers Movement. Making false abuse allegations will now become a come up scheme for a lot of THOTS.

  9. Perry on said:

    If it is chemicals from the weave affecting the women, what chemicals are you taking. Because you have something going on inside your head that’s not right!

  10. Mac Daddy on said:

    I’m telling you, the chemicals from weave are leaching thru into the bloodstream of black women and making them nasty, violent, and vindictive.

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