Foster’s former girlfriend details abuse
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.