Patriots K Justin Rohrwasser reportedly gets controversial tattoo removed

Ryan Hannable
July 04, 2020 - 9:36 am

Patriots rookie kicker Justin Rohrwasser has followed through on what he said.

According to TMZ Sports, Rohrwasser has had his controversial "Three Percenters" tattoo removed.

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This became a topic after the Marshall product was drafted by the Patriots in April. The kicker said he got it as a teenager and thought it was to support the military. Once he learned the meaning following the draft, he said he would get it removed.

"As soon as I saw what it was linked to on Saturday, it was exactly that time I knew I had to get it totally taken off my body," he said to WBZ-TV in April. "I said cover it up (on the conference call), but I want to get it removed from my body. It's shameful that I had it on there ignorantly. 

"I'm sorry for all my (friends) and family that have to defend me. Putting them in that compromising position is one of the biggest regrets I'll ever have. To them, I'm sorry. I'm going to learn from this. I'm going to take ownership of it. This is not who I am. No matter what, that's not who I am. Hopefully, you will all find that out."

Rohrwasser and the Patriots are scheduled to begin training camp at the end of the month.

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