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6-10, 4th in NFC West

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Today is a big day on a number of levels (and in varying degrees of importance) for the 49ers. This morning, owner Jed York abstained from voting on the league's new national anthem policy because he wants to hear more from players. This afternoon, linebacker Reuben Foster's legal situation should get some clarity as a Santa Clara County judge rules on whether any or all of the three felonies against him will proceed to trial. And tonight, the team will hold its "state of the franchise" event, where it is expected to unveil a new alternate or throwback uniform.

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49ers owner Jed York abstained from voting today on the NFL's new anthem policy. The owner of the team that employed Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid told reporters: "I think there are a lot of reasons, and I'm not going to get into all of those reasons. But I think the gist of it is really that we want to make sure that everything that we're doing is to promote progress. And I think we've done a good piece of that so far."

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Offensively, running back Jerick McKinnon was one of Tuesday's brightest performers at 49ers OTAs. McKinnon was particularly active as a pass catcher as he and QB Jimmy Garoppolo hooked up for at least a pair of big plays. It's early but it's safe to expect the Niners to use McKinnon in the passing game quite a bit in 2018.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Among the 49ers not participating in Tuesday's OTA session: CB Richard Sherman (achilles), WR Trent Taylor (back), G Jonathan Cooper (knee) and LB Brock Coyle (shoulder). With Sherman out, Jimmie Ward and Ahkello Witherspoon worked with the first team defense at cornerback. And with Cooper out, Joshua Garnett worked with the first team offense at right guard.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers wasting no time getting rookie Mike McGlinchey in with the first team. He took the bulk of the work at right tackle and held up fine during the OTA.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

With Reuben Foster awaiting resolution to his legal situation, the 49ers rolled with veterans Malcolm Smith and Korey Toomer with the first team defense at the two inside linebacker spots. Smith appeared to be handling the calls in the huddle. No surprise, he's the team's most experienced LB in this scheme.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

While the Niners aren't in pads during OTAs, they got some strong inside pass rush work from DL Solomon Thomas during one on ones. Thomas won four straight reps against the first and second team offensive line.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

New 49ers CB Richard Sherman (Achilles) isn't playing football during these OTAs but don't let it be said he's not participating. Sherman did some work on the side and then was all over the field offering guidance to the young defensive backs during the session.

Prosecutor might not believe Foster accuser's recantation (0:52)
Le Batard: Foster's ex-girlfriend caused 'so much damage' if she lied (2:50)

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Judge Nona L. Klippen will take a week to study evidence and make a decision on whether any or all charges against Reuben Foster will go to trial. That decision is set for May 23 at 3:30 p.m.

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Foster's ex-girlfriend says she lied to 'end him'

49ers linebacker Reuben Foster's ex-girlfriend, Elissa Ennis, says she "lied a lot" about her allegations of domestic violence and that she wanted to "end him" while testifying at a preliminary hearing Thursday.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The Reuben Foster preliminary hearing has reached a noon recess and will re-convene at 1:30. Los Gatos Detective James Wiens just testified before the recess. Wiens said he did not follow up on the alleged fight in San Francisco involving Elissa Ennis and another woman because he did not know the location of it. He also said he had not looked into Ennis' past in Louisiana and was unaware of the 2011 incident in which she falsely accused a boyfriend of domestic violence after he broke up with her.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Elissa Ennis, Reuben Foster's ex-girlfriend, testified that she falsely accused a former boyfriend of domestic violence in 2011 after he broke up with her. Ennis said she felt the need to testify today because she "had to do the right thing." She completes her testimony after about two hours on the stand.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Elissa Ennis testified that in days after the Feb. 11 incident outside Reuben Foster's house she texted him making threats that she would end his career and "go after" the Niners and Foster's coaches. She also admitted to taking two Rolexes from Foster's home which she still has in a safe deposit box in Louisiana.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Elissa Ennis, Reuben Foster's former girlfriend, is still on the stand at another break. During questioning from defense, she broke down in tears as she testified that she lied about Foster harming her. "I'm sorry," Ennis said."I really am. I apologize to everyone." Judge cleared courtroom to allow Ennis to compose herself.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

On why she lied to police initially about Reuben Foster putting his hands on her, his ex-girlfriend Elissa Ennis said "It was all a money scheme." Ennis testified that she never wanted Foster's case to get this far in the news and was hoping to sue Foster.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Also testifying at Reuben Foster's preliminary hearing Thursday morning was a man who was driving the car that Elissa Ennis stopped the morning of Feb. 11 to borrow his phone to call 911. He testified that he loaned Ennis his phone and that she seemed "calm" when she flagged him down. The witness said he spent about 15-20 minutes as Ennis made two calls from his phone.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Ennis testified at Reuben Foster's preliminary hearing against the advice of her attorney Stephanie Rickard. Rickard said she advised Ennis to take advantage of her fifth amendment right not to incriminate herself.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Elissa Ennis, Reuben Foster's former girlfriend, testified that she lied to police in Feb. 11 incident because she "wanted to be extra, wanted him to go down and was pissed" after Foster broke up with her that morning.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Reuben Foster's preliminary hearing is at a morning recess. Elissa Ennis, Foster's former girlfriend, has been testifying for a little over an hour just before the recess. She testified that Foster never laid his hands on her and said her injuries were result of fight with woman that took place the night before the Feb. 11 incident in Los Gatos.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has an important date today as his preliminary hearing in domestic violence case reaches preliminary hearing stage. Foster's former girlfriend is expected to testify to story today, per the Sacramento Bee. The hearing is set for 9 a.m. PT and initially expected to take half the day.

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Passing Yards245.39th
Rushing Yards104.021st
Points For20.720th
Points Against23.925th