Foster’s for­mer girl­friend de­tails abuse

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - - Sports -

Reuben Foster’s ex-girl­friend told ABC’s “Good Morn­ing Amer­ica” that he slapped her and pushed her dur­ing an in­ci­dent in Tampa, Florida, that led to his ar­rest for do­mes­tic vi­o­lence.

Elissa En­nis said in the in­ter­view tele­vised Thurs­day that Foster abused her three times, most re­cently last month in Tampa. The 24-year-old Foster was charged with one count of first­de­gree mis­de­meanor do­mes­tic vi­o­lence. The San Fran­cisco 49ers re­leased Foster af­ter the in­ci­dent, and the Wash­ing­ton Red­skins claimed the sec­ondyear line­backer off waivers. Foster was put on the NFL’s Com­mis­sioner Ex­empt list, which means he can­not play or prac­tice.

En­nis said when Wash­ing­ton signed Foster she was shocked and thought, “I can’t be­lieve some­body picked him up” so soon.

A Red­skins spokesman de­clined com­ment and re­ferred to the team’s state­ment made af­ter claim­ing Foster that ac­knowl­edged the sever­ity of the al­le­ga­tions.

Smith’s pri­vacy sought: The Wash­ing­ton Red­skins have asked for pri­vacy for Alex Smith and his fam­ily amid re­ports the quar­ter­back is deal­ing with com­pli­ca­tions from surgery to re­pair a bro­ken leg.

In a state­ment re­leased Thurs­day, the team says it ap­pre­ci­ates con­cerns about Smith’s in­jury that oc­curred Nov. 18 against Hous­ton and that the 34year-old and his fam­ily re­main strong.

A team spokesman de­clined to say whether Smith was still in the hos­pi­tal more than two weeks af­ter surgery to re­pair a bro­ken right tibia and fibula.

Red­skins coach Jay Gru­den said Nov. 19 he ex­pected Smith to make a full re­cov­ery and be out six to eight months.

The NFL Net­work re­ported Thurs­day that Smith is still bat­tling in­fec­tion in his right leg and be­ing tended to by doc­tors.

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