Fos­ter’s ex de­tails abuse al­le­ga­tions

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WASH­ING­TON (AP) — Reuben Fos­ter’s ex-girl­friend tells ABC’s “Good Morn­ing Amer­ica” that he slapped her and pushed her dur­ing an in­ci­dent in Tampa, Fla., 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 first-de­gree mis­de­meanor do­mes­tic vi­o­lence.

The San Fran­cisco 49ers re­leased Fos­ter af­ter the in­ci­dent, and the Wash­ing­ton Red­skins claimed the sec­ond-year 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.

Fos­ter changed agents last month. A mes­sage sent to his new rep­re­sen­ta­tive was not im­me­di­ately re­turned.

A voice­mail left for En­nis’ at­tor­ney, Adante Pointer, was not im­me­di­ately re­turned. Pointer also took part in the “Good Morn­ing Amer­ica” in­ter­view.

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