Elissa Ennis, the woman who accused Reuben Foster of assault, told ABC’s “Good Morning America” she was “shocked” the Washington Redskins claimed the linebacker off waivers following his domestic violence arrest.
“I couldn’t believe somebody picked him up,” Ennis said.
In a sit-down interview with ABC that aired Thursday, Ennis detailed her relationship with Foster and addressed her recanting previous allegations made against the linebacker from a February incident.
Earlier this year, Ennis told police Foster attacked her, which led to the 24-year-old being charged with three felonies. Two of those charges were later dismissed after Ennis swore under oath that was she lying about the incident — saying she wanted to “ruin” Foster.
Now, Ennis said she was not telling the truth in court.
“I did what I had to do for the person I loved,” she said. “I thought he would change. Anybody in my position would do the same.”
The arrest, which happened on Nov. 24, led the San Francisco 49ers to release him. Foster was arrested at the Grand Hyatt, where the team was staying.
Foster has been placed on the NFL’s Commissioner Exempt list and not eligible to play or practice while the league investigates the incident.
“He talked to people in Tampa and felt comfortable that they heard another side of the Reuben Foster story that is different and perhaps to them worth taking this risk,” Salters said of Allen.
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