Foster’s ex says she lied about as­sault

The Maui News - - SPORTS -

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. 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.

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

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