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Reuben Foster's ex-girlfriend speaks out on Redskins' decision to claim him

Reuben Foster's ex-girlfriend speaks out on Redskins' decision to claim him

Reuben Foster's ex-girlfriend, Elissa Ennis, said the Washington Redskins decision to claim the linebacker off waivers just days after he was arrested for domestic violence in Florida felt like another "slap in the face" in an interview with Good Morning America on Thursday.

Ennis, 28, told GMA Foster invited her to Florida to work on their relationship. While there, a heated argument turned physical in which Ennis claims Foster slapped her "phone out of her hand, pushed her in the chest area and slapped her with an open hand on the right side of her face," according to a criminal report affidavit. Officers did observe an inch-long scratch on Ennis' collarbone and arrested Foster. Ennis also told GMA that she suffered a concussion from the slap. 

"We both were seein' therapists and stuff," she said, "tryin' to work on our relationship. So I was like, 'I can't believe you -- you're back to doin' this.'"

Foster has been arrested three times in the last year, including another domestic violence incident involving Ennis which she later recanted in front of a judge during a court hearing. When asked why she recanted then, she said she regretted it.

"Because I loved him," she said, "and love will have you doin' things that's not in your best interests."

Last week's arrest was enough for the 49ers to cut the former 2017 first-round draft pick in which the Redskins later claimed him.

Foster will not be able to practice, play or attend games while he's on the Commissioner Exempt List as the league does their own investigation.

The Redskins have also said they were conducting their own investigation. "The Redskins fully understand the severity of the recent allegations made against Reuben," Redskins senior vice president of player personnel Doug Williams said in a statement after the team claimed Foster. "If true, you can be sure these allegations are nothing our organization would ever condone.  Let me be clear, Reuben will have to go through numerous steps including the full legal process, an investigation and potential discipline from the NFL, as well as meetings with counselors associated with the team before he will ever have the opportunity to wear the Burgundy and Gold as a player."

Ennis' attorney added in the interview that there are pending criminal charges against Foster at this time in Florida.

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Former Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens reportedly joining Giants staff

Former Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens reportedly joining Giants staff

What a difference a year makes for Freddie Kitchens.

After a tumultuous season in his first year as the Browns head coach in 2019, Kitchens was fired at the end of the season. On Monday, reports surfaced that Kitchens would be joining new Giants head coach Joe Judge's staff in New York.

According to The Athletic's Bruce Feldman, Kitchens is expected to be hired as the Giants tight ends coach.

From head coach to position coach in just a month's time, that's quite the fall off for Kitchens.

Kitchens and Judge had previously worked together at Mississippi State in 2005. Kitchens served as the Bulldogs' running backs coach, while Judge was just starting his coaching career as a graduate assistant.

The two have not crossed paths since, but obviously maintained a relationship strong enough for Judge to bring the former head coach onto his staff.

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Dwayne Haskins reflects on bond with Kobe Bryant from pre-draft workouts

Dwayne Haskins reflects on bond with Kobe Bryant from pre-draft workouts

Terrible news hit America on Sunday when word came out that basketball legend Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash along with his daughter and seven others. 

A tragic event for a man and a player that made an impact far beyond basketball. Bryant was known for many things, but more than any, it might have been his competitive spirit. A five-time NBA champion and an 18-time All-Star, Bryant's play was defined by a fluid game and an unstoppable spirit. 

For Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins, he got to see some of Bryant's spirit up close. Last year, before the NFL Draft, Haskins trained at Bryant's gym in Los Angeles, and their encounters made an impression on the signal-caller. 

"He's definitely a guy that brings a lot to the table as far as how he trains, how he prepares and what he expects out of his teammates. Very, very demanding," Haskins said of Bryant. "I want to be able to have that other tool, being able to have that edge that Kobe had. Of course, I play like that, but I'd be able to lead like that. That's why I studied Kobe."

Haskins is one of many young athletes that grew up watching Bryant, and for plenty, idolizing Bryant. 

After the news broke Sunday, Haskins reacted on Twitter.

Haskins said it well: RIP to a legend. Gone too soon. 

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