The ex-girlfriend of 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster is prepared to testify under oath that she was lying when she told police that he assaulted her.
That’s the word from attorney Stephanie Rickard, who told the Sacramento Bee that her client, Elissa Ennis, will appear in court on Thursday and testify that she was lying when she said Foster hit her.
Ennis was injured when police arrived to take her statement, but she now says she suffered those injuries in a fight with another woman, not with Foster.
Part of it was smart tactics. Cleveland often had Thompson and Nance set an off-ball pick on their way up to LeBron. That first pick was a diversion — a trick to make Boston’s centers pause in the paint, so that LeBron had more room to work up top. Watch Nance slam Tatum near the foul line:
That doesn’t look like much, but Baynes hanging back an extra few feet to patrol Tatum’s man warps the geometry of the play. LeBron can slice in deeper, Nance has more room to dive, and everyone has to rotate further — including Yabusele off of Love.
THE FAMILY WAS in a good place. Last summer, at age 36, Kyle signed a three-year contract with the Cavs, which backed up many summers of hard work at P3, a cutting-edge training center in Santa Barbara that has helped extend his career. It also would enable him to give more to charity; he has quietly given away millions through his foundation over the years.
Kaleb is married and working at Nike in the NBA uniform division. Klayton had become a pastor in Knoxville, Iowa, and is married with a child and another on the way this summer. Laine had just finished her master’s degree. Kevin had overseen massive expansion of his church, the debt from several additions finally paid. Kirk had recently moved home to Pella and gotten a job.
Then in early March, Laine and Kevin returned from a trip to Los Angeles, where they’d watched Kyle play the Lakers and Clippers. They found Kirk ill. He didn’t get better, and they took him to the hospital, where they learned some of his internal organs were failing. Eventually, he was taken to the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City.
“We thought maybe he was a little depressed or something,” Laine said. “But no one would have suspected that he was that sick.”