Reuben Foster’s ex-girlfriend, the alleged victim in his domestic violence case, is scheduled to testify on Thursday at a preliminary hearing. Her attorney confirmed this news to Matt Barrows on Tuesday. She is expected to testify that Foster did not strike her, and she initially lied to police.
Thursday is also the day of the preliminary hearing. A judge will decide if there is enough evidence to proceed to trial, and if so, Foster will enter his formal plea. Foster chose not to waive time, which means any trial would need to start within 60 days of his plea.
Foster pleaded not guilty to three felony charges; 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. The charges stem from the February 11th incident, which led to his second arrest in the 2018 offseason (the first was in Alabama for marijuana possession). If the DA decides to move forward, he could face up to 11 years in prison if convicted.
With the Thursday testimony, it will be interesting to see which charges, if any, the DA will move forward with. San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch has said if Foster is proven to have hit the alleged victim, he will be released.