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Reuben Foster's ex-girlfriend testified in court Thursday that she lied about the San Francisco 49ers linebacker hitting her during a domestic dispute in February, adding that she's the one who actually got violent.
Elissa Ennis told the courtroom during Foster's preliminary hearing that she struck him with a hanger during an argument that led to his arrest on three felony charges.
"I was threatening Reuben ... that I was going to fuck up his career," Ennis said, according to Cam Inman of The Mercury News.
The incident between Foster and Ennis took place at his house around the time they broke up. Ennis admitted she was hurt when the relationship ended and said she decided then and there she was going to ruin the second-year defender's career by lying about domestic violence.
"I told him I'm going to fuck your shit up and make sure you don't have a job tomorrow," she testified.
Ennis called 911 three times during the altercation. In the police report, she accused Foster of punching her in the head, throwing her out of the house by her hair, smashing her cellphones, and throwing her dog.
"I wanted to be extra," she said when asked why she dialed 911 three times. "I wanted him to go down. I was pissed."
Ennis also said she took Foster's money and jewelry when she went home to Louisiana following his arrest.
"It was all a money scheme," she said. "I didn't want to get this far in the news. It was about money."
Foster stated days before the preliminary hearing that he'll plead not guilty to all three charges if prosecutors move forward with the case. The judge presiding over the hearing said there won't be a ruling on a potential trial until next week, according to Inman.