Patriots kicker Justin Rohrwasser has been formally introduced as a member of the team, not by the actual franchise, but because he’s bringing his own wave of controversy to a team that has been marred in it for over 20 years.
Soon after being drafted, it was noted that Rohrwasser rocks a “Three Percenters” tattoo on his left forearm.
“I got that tattoo when I was a teenager and I have a lot of family in the military and I thought it stood for a military support symbol at the time,” he explained on a conference call on Saturday. “Obviously, it evolved into something that I do not want to represent.”
Not only was he called out on it, but so was ESPN.
On Sunday, former NFL wide receiver called out the Worldwide leader in sports for their lack of coverage on the issue.
“When I look back at it, I should have done way more research before I put any mark or symbol on my body,” Rohrwasser said. “It is not something I ever want to represent, so it will be covered.”
The name originated from, “a rough estimate that only 3% of the colonists were actively fighting in the field against British forces at any given time.” He has another tattoo that reads, “Don’t tread on me,” the slogan for the Tea Party movement, and another says, “Liberty or death.”
The Patriots selected the 6-foot-3, 230-pound prospect in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft as the first kicker off the board.