Woman in Reuben Foster case recants domestic violence claim

Woman in Reuben Foster case recants domestic violence claim

The former girlfriend of 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster on Wednesday said she can prove Foster did not cause her injuries from an alleged February incident in Los Gatos.

Elissa Ennis, the former girlfriend, released a statement through her attorney, Stephanie Rickard, in which she said her injuries came from a fight that did not involve Foster.

“(Foster) did not strike her, injure her or threaten her,” Rickard said in the statement provided first to NBC Sports Bay Area.

Ennis’ injuries were the result of a physical fight with another woman, and that Foster tried to end his relationship with Ennis after he learned of the fight, Rickard said.

There is a video of that fight with another woman, according to Rickard.

“She was extremely upset and told him if he broke up with her she would ‘trash his career,’ ” Rickard said.

Rickard said after Ennis realized what she had done, she went back to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office and tried to recant her previous statement.

When reached Monday by NBC Sports Bay Area, the DA's office declined to comment on the alleged victim's statement.

On April 12, the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office filed formal criminal charges against Foster stemming from a Feb. 11 incident involving his live-in girlfriend in Los Gatos. He faces two charges of domestic violence and one felony charge of possession of an assault weapon.

The DA’s office charged him with domestic violence with an allegation that he inflicted great bodily harm. The DA’s office said Foster bruised the alleged victim and ruptured her eardrum. She told investigators at the scene that Foster hit her eight to 10 times in the head.

He is also charged with a felony of attempting to prevent a victim from reporting a crime.

The criminal charges against Foster are based on lies, Ennis now says, according to Rickard.

According to Rickard, “Ennis apologizes to everyone that may have been harmed in this case, especially Mr. Foster."

The 49ers declined to comment Monday because it is an ongoing legal matter, a team spokesman said. 

On Monday, 49ers general manager John Lynch said the club would release Foster if the allegation that he struck the alleged victim proved to be true. Foster remains a member of the team but is not participating in the 49ers’ offseason program.

“We do feel like patience is the right approach right now, that we are going to learn things through this legal process,” Lynch said. “But I do want to be very clear, abundantly clear, that if these charges are proven true, that if Reuben did indeed hit this young lady, he won't be part of our organization going forward.”

Foster’s next court appearance is scheduled for Monday, 9 a.m.

NFL rumors: Rams acquire Jalen Ramsey from Jaguars for multiple draft picks


NFL rumors: Rams acquire Jalen Ramsey from Jaguars for multiple draft picks

The 49ers really messed with the Rams' heads.

In the wake of Los Angeles' 20-7 loss to San Francisco in Week 6, the Rams first traded cornerback Marcus Peters to the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday, and then made an even bigger move.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Tuesday that former Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey has been traded to the Rams in exchange for two first-round and one fourth-round draft pick.

Ramsey is arguably the best cornerback in the game, and has been widely rumored to be on the trade block ever since getting into a sideline confrontation with Jacksonville coach Doug Marrone in Week 2.

It appears Ramsey got his wish and got out of Jacksonville. The 49ers will see him in Week 16 when the Rams visit Levi's Stadium.

Watch mic'd up Matt Breida pump up 49ers defense in big win over Rams

Watch mic'd up Matt Breida pump up 49ers defense in big win over Rams

49ers running back Matt Breida was the latest guy to get mic'd up, but it was obvious he was a man of few words -- especially in the situation he was in. But the words he did say, he made them count.

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In the beginning, you could hear the simple "Let's go," chants from Breida as he cheered on his teammates during Sunday's 20-7 win over the Los Angeles Rams. 

But, as the game went on and he began to have a sense of sympathy (just kidding) toward the Rams, he got more vocal.

"I would hate to be on that team, knowing there's nothing you can do," Breida said.

Going up against the 49ers defense is a task many of us should be thankful we don't have to partake in.

Against the Rams, Arik Armstead got the 49ers to take an early lead in the second half when he grabbed a bad pitch from Jared Goff earning the defensive end Pro Football Focus' Team of the Week honors.

"There are too many of them," Breida added in the mic'd up video. "They're too good. We've got all first-round draft picks on the D-line."

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That's not a bad weapon to have on your team. 

Plus, it's a nice clip to watch with the Greg Papa touchdown call. That's something 49ers fans will never get sick of listening to.