The most recent member of the New England Patriots is trying to put a everlasting finish to the controversy that erupted round him over the weekend.
Justin Rohrwasser, a kicker from Marshall selected in the fifth round of the NFL draft Saturday, stated in an interview posted late Monday by CBS Boston (WBZ-TV) that he was not conscious of the which means behind his “Three Percenters” tattoo and that he plans to completely take away it from his arm.
The Southern Poverty Legislation Middle and Anti-Defamation League classifies the Three Percenters as an “anti-government” group. In an announcement on its web site, the right-wing group says it exists “to reign in an overreaching authorities and push again in opposition to tyranny,” including that it’s not a militia and never anti-government.
“The primary time I discovered what it was linked to was Saturday,” Rohrwasser, 23, stated of the tattoo he received when he was 18 on his left arm, which reveals Roman numerals III surrounded by stars.
“As quickly as I noticed what it was linked to on Saturday, at precisely that point I knew I needed to get it completely taken off my physique. I said cover it up however I need to get it faraway from my physique. It is shameful that I had it on there ignorantly.
“I am sorry for all my household that should defend me. Placing them in that compromising place is among the largest regrets I am going to ever have. To them I am sorry, and I will study from this. I will take possession of it… It doesn’t matter what, that is not who I’m and hopefully you all will discover that out.”
Rohrwasser can have the chance to function the substitute for the franchise’s all-time main scorer in Stephen Gostkowski, who was released by the Patriots in March.
Contributing: Steve Gardner
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