On Thursday, Reuben Foster attended his preliminary hearing regarding his arrest on February 11th. During the hearing, Reuben Foster’s ex-girlfriend recanted her statement given shortly after the arrest regarding a physical attack. Twitter and cameras were not allowed in the courtroom so we were left to what the writers noted while inside the courtroom. All the information of what happened is available here.
On Saturday, The Athletic’s David Lombardi tweeted out additional notes, providing some details during the hearing. There is no new news within these details, but they provide some added context on what happened in that courtroom. The tweets are below in the order they are posted. I’ve added a bit of background on what was already known before each tweet by Lombardi:
On what was stolen
During the hearing, Foster’s ex-girlfriend admitted to stealing two rolexes and $8,000 dollars. She later admitted that she, “had to do the right thing.”
Ennis testified she stole 2 Rolexes and $8,000 from Foster. At one point, she said “it was more than $8,000.” How exactly did Ennis steal the money?— David Lombardi (@LombardiHimself) May 19, 2018
“I stole his routing and account numbers when he went to jail."
Yes. Ennis admitted to numerous felonies on the stand. https://t.co/0JIjvu6QMe— David Lombardi (@LombardiHimself) May 19, 2018
According to reporters, the closing arguments concerned the DA saying the injuries suffered weren’t consistent and that her testimony wasn’t credible. Essentially, the DA wanted to go back to Foster’s ex-girlfriend’s initial statement.
This is obviously a huge discrepancy. Either the DA or Bentley is lying. Bentley referred to picture proof when he made his assertion; the DA did not.— David Lombardi (@LombardiHimself) May 19, 2018
The motorist flagged down
Several reports stated that the motorist who was flagged by Foster’s ex-girlfriend the night of the arrest didn’t notice any injuries on her.
I’ve already reported Eugenio Pirir, motorist whom Ennis flagged down to call 911, repeated Ennis was “very calm” throughout. More from Pirir: He didn’t remember noticing any injuries, Ennis wasn’t crying, she didn’t look scared, and he didn’t even realize she was calling 911.— David Lombardi (@LombardiHimself) May 19, 2018
The added notes end here, but if any more come available, from Lombardi or otherwise, we’ll be sure to update.