Ex-girlfriend of 49ers' Foster testifies she lied about being beaten

Elissa Ennis former girlfriend of San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster center walks out of Santa Clara County Superior Court with her attorney Stephanie Rickard left after testifying

Ex-girlfriend of 49ers' Foster testifies she lied about being beaten

A large portion of the hearing has centered on Elissa Ennis, Foster's former girlfriend who originally accused him of domestic violence.

Prosecutors, however, believe Ennis initially was telling the truth when she said Foster dragged her by her hair down stairs and punched her as many as 10 times before throwing her out of the house. "I apologize to everybody".

"It was all a money scheme".

Said Bentley: "You knew in this case when Reuben Foster broke up with you that you were going to go to your playbook and ruin his career. I didn't think it would get this far".

Ennis on Thursday recanted all of those allegations, though the Bay Area News Group report noted inconsistencies in her testimony. Ennis said. "I really wanted to kill him".

Elissa Ennis former girlfriend of San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster center walks out of Santa Clara County Superior Court with her attorney Stephanie Rickard rear after testifying

Ennis' attorney Stephanie Rickard said she advised her client not to speak and invoke her Fifth Amendment rights.

A preliminary hearing in Reuben Foster's criminal case for domestic violence and gun charges is taking place today in Santa Clara County. Ennis also alleged that Foster broke her phone and threw their dog at her. She says a friend sent her a link to a video of the fight posted on Instagram.

She also claimed in court that all of her statements to police were lies, and that she began recanting them two days later. That money has since been seized by the bank and returned to Foster but Ennis said she still has the two Rolexes she took from Foster in a safe deposit box in Louisiana.

Back in April, 49ers general manager John Lynch said that Foster would be released if the story was true.

When police arrived at Foster's residence in February, they found a SIG Sauer 516 short-barreled rifle, a loaded.38 caliber revolver and said that the home smelled of marijuana, which is legal in the state of California but banned by the NFL. However, on Thursday, she admitted that she had lied about that too. That determination by Judge Nona Klippen has not been made as of this posting.

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