Prosecutors drop battery charge against NFL’s Reuben Foster

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Prosecutors in Tampa filed a notice of termination of prosecution on Wednesday.
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TAMPA, Fla. — Prosecutors in Florida have decided not to pursue a domestic violence charge against NFL player Reuben Foster more than a month after he was released from the San Francisco 49ers following his arrest.

Prosecutors in Tampa filed a notice of termination of prosecution on Wednesday.

The notice says the first-degree misdemeanor battery charge is dismissed and there is no need for Foster to appear at any future court hearings.

Foster’s ex-girlfriend tells ABC’s “Good Morning America” that he slapped her and pushed her during an incident in Tampa, Fla., that led to his arrest for domestic violence. Elissa Ennis says in an interview televised Thursday, Dec. 6, 3028, that Foster a

Foster’s ex-girlfriend tells ABC’s “Good Morning America” that he slapped her and pushed her during an incident in Tampa, Fla., that led to his arrest for domestic violence. Elissa Ennis says in an interview televised Thursday, Dec. 6, 3028, that Foster abused her three times, most recently last month in Tampa. | Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office via AP

Neither prosecutors nor Foster’s defense attorney, Eduardo Suarez, responded immediately to requests for comment.

Foster was arrested at the team hotel in Tampa in November and jailed overnight following an incident involving the second-year linebacker and a companion police identified as the same woman who accused Foster of hitting her in February.

The woman later recanted the earlier allegations.

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