Reuben Foster‘s ex-girlfriend said in an interview on Good Morning America that she was lying in court when she said Foster never hit her.
“I was not telling the truth. I was not telling the truth,” Ennis said.
According to Ennis, she lied under oath because she loved Foster and didn’t want to end his NFL career.
“I did what I had to do for the person I loved. I thought he would change. Anybody in my position would do the same,” Ennis said.
Regarding what happened during the February incident, Ennis says the police was accurate.
“He dragged me down the stairs two or three times, he punched me in my face two or three times, pulled my hair, kicked me, spit on me,” Ennis said.
Ennis said she was shocked that the Redskins claimed Foster.
“I can’t believe somebody picked him up,” Ennis said.
Washington claimed Foster off of waivers from the 49ers last week, even though he was arrested last weekend for another domestic violence incident.
It’s still possible Foster could be facing discipline from the NFL in the form of a suspension.
Foster has had multiple off-the-field issues since entering the NFL including a second-degree marijuana possession and a domestic violence incident involving his ex-girlfriend, who later recanted the allegations against him and the judge found no other evidence to support the charges.
Foster, 24, is a former first-round pick of the 49ers back in 2017. He was in the second year of his four-year, $9.03 million contract and set to make base salaries of $875,708 and $1.28 million over the next two years of the agreement when the 49ers waived him on Monday.
The contract includes a fifth-year option for the Redskins to pick up in 2020.
In 2018, Foster has appeared in six games for the 49ers and recorded 29 tackles and a pass defense.