Patriots Star Apologizes For Tattoo
New England Patriots kicker Justin Rohrwasser apologized this week after his tattoo came under scrutiny.
The tattoo depicts a symbol representing the Three Percenters, a group that has been categorized by some as “anit-government.”
This week, the new Patriots rookie apologized for the tattoo.
“I got it when I was 18,” he said.
“It was described to me as the percentage of colonists that rose up against the British. I thought that was such an American sentiment, a Patriotic sentiment.
“Coming from a military family, that really spoke to me. I always was proud to be an American. … As soon as I saw what it was linked to Saturday, I knew I had to have it totally taken off of my body. I said ‘covered up,’ but I want to get it removed from my body. It’s shameful that I had it on there ignorantly.”
So what happens next?
“I’m sorry for all my friends and family that had to defend me. Putting them in that compromising position is one of the biggest regrets I’ll ever have,” he said. “To them I’m sorry. I’m going to learn from this. That’s not who I am. Hopefully, you’ll all find that out.”
To date, the Patriots have not offered any additional comments on the matter.
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