Reuben Foster left 49ers no choice but to release him

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Ennis is the same woman who accused Foster of domestic violence in February in Los Gatos and Saturday night in Tampa.

In the wake of the arrest, the 49ers released Foster on Sunday morning, just hours before their scheduled game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

After the charges were dropped, Lynch said Foster was told he would have to continue to earn his place on the team with his behavior.

A troubled San Francisco 49ers player has been arrested once again on charges of domestic violence. During the altercation, he allegedly slapped the victim's face and pushed her in the chest area.

Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office Reuben Foster in an undated
Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office Reuben Foster in an undated

49ers General Manager John Lynch said the team made a decision to release Foster because it had set up specific ground rules for him that he violated. She has also tried to extort him and admitted to falsely accusing him domestic violence in the past. Ennis was left with a one-inch scratch on her left collar bone, according to the report.

Investigating officers learned that Foster and the woman had lived together in the past and were in an on-again, off-again relationship over the past three years, the release says.

Foster had a previous domestic-violence charge dropped in May after his ex-girlfriend, Elissa Ennis, recanted her statements that alleged Foster caused her bodily harm.

Ennis later recanted her story during a court hearing, telling a judge that she concocted the story in an attempt to ruin Foster's career because she was angry at him.

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Lynch said the incident didn't happen on the two secure floors of the hotel reserved for the team, saying players have the opportunity to rent rooms in other parts of the hotel for friends and family members.

The Lions have made a point to follow owner Martha Ford's lead - Dave Birkett of the Free press wrote a 2016 article about how she has been honored for her stance on domestic violence - and Quinn echoed his support in the teams approach to acquiring players, "The two things that are zero-tolerance are domestic violence and risky weapons". "I feel strongly about that".

The 24-year-old has had several legal issues since he was the team's first round draft pick out of Alabama in 2017.

He has struggled on the field this season as well and has dealt with shoulder and hamstring injuries.

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Foster was a first-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Meanwhile, the weapons charge was reduced to a misdemeanor and Foster pleaded no-contest to that in June.

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