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Apr 25, 8:36 PM EDT

Foster's accuser recants domestic violence accusations



SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- The attorney for the ex-girlfriend of Reuben Foster says her client initially lied to authorities when she accused the San Francisco 49ers linebacker of hitting her leading to domestic violence charges.

Attorney Stephanie Rickard issued a statement on behalf of Elissa Ennis on Wednesday that says her client can prove the injuries that led to the chargers were not caused by Foster.

Foster was charged earlier this month with three felonies after being accused by authorities of dragging his girlfriend and punching her in the head, leaving her with a ruptured eardrum.

Rickard says those injuries were caused by a fight with another woman and Ennis made the accusation against Foster because he threatened to break up with her.

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