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Reuben Foster pleads not guilty to felony charges

Reuben Foster pleads not guilty to felony charges

It was found in a bathroom floor loaded with a 30-round magazine and bullet in the chamber, according to the police report. She later issued a statement through her attorney saying her injuries were the result of a fight with another woman. "In a statement through attorney Stephanie Rickard, Ennis said those allegations were "based on lies" and that "(Foster) did not strike her, injure her or threaten her". The next morning, the argument continued and at some point Foster, 24, allegedly began throwing her clothes and belongings off a balcony. Ennis then went to a nearby intersection and flagged down a driver to call 911. They also contacted an acquaintance she called from the same phone.

The alleged victim in the case against Reuben Foster initially told police the 49ers linebacker threw her out of his Los Gatos home three times following an argument on the morning of February 11, the last time after hitting her approximately 10 times "hard, but not that hard" with his fist.

Foster pleaded not guilty to the three felony charges against him: domestic violence with an allegation that he inflicted great bodily injury; forcefully attempting to prevent a victim from reporting a crime; and possession of an assault weapon.

Due to the addition of the video evidence, Foster's plea hearing was delayed until May 8.

The ex-girlfriend of Reuben Foster initially told responding police that the San Francisco 49ers linebacker had physically thrown her out of his residence and struck her several times.

- Multiple police officers commented on the strong smell of marijuana they encountered upon entering the home that morning. A friend of Foster's was staying at the house, though he says he was in his room at the time of the incident and didn't witness any argument or altercation.




Foster was present and his attorney, Josh Bentley, informed the court of Foster's position in the case related to a domestic violence incident that carries three formal charges. The last time, she told police, he punched her 10 times in her face and back.

Ennis, on the other hand, had a swollen right lower lip, scratches and a cut on the back of her neck, and a scraped left knee when police arrived at the scene.

Foster, whom the 49ers selected in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, has remained away from the team throughout its offseason program as the legal process plays out. Both general manager John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan have said that if Foster is guilty of domestic violence he will be dismissed from the team.

"When you got a late-round guy and he is causing problems, you probably aren't going to have much tolerance on him", Lynch said.

Steven Clark, a former deputy district attorney for Santa Clara County, said it's possible the victim in the case, Elissa Ennis, will testify on that date. "We try to have a consistent standard, but of course, talent kind of dictates some level of that".