SJ - July 4, 2020
Patriots rookie Justin Rohrwasser caught a bunch of heat after he was drafted by New England in April's draft for a tattoo he had on his arm. The 23-year-old kicker out of Marshall had a "Three Percenters" tattoo.
The "Three Percenters" are a right-wing militia group that has been associated with racist groups. Rohrwasser claimed he was unaware of the group's association and vowed to have the tattoo removed.
According to TMZ Sports, Rohrwasser has followed through and had the tattoo removed.
From TMZ Sports:
Justin Rohrwasser has delivered on his promise ... the Patriots kicker has removed a controversial tattoo from his arm after a public outcry, TMZ Sports has learned.
The tattoo in question is the logo for the "Three Percenters" -- a group some experts have described as a dangerous right-wing militia. Some chapters reportedly associate with "extreme racist groups."
The 23-year-old kicker claimed he got the tat when he was 18 because he thought it was a patriotic tribute to the military -- not knowing the group has been associated with some pretty bad stuff.
Having the tattoo will probably help in the locker room and when he goes on the road, but the fans in New England have been known to throw out a racial slur or two at sporting events.
They weren't the ones complaining about his questionable ink.