New England draft pick Justin Rohrwasser denies he is a white supremacist or that a tattoo on his left arm is a white supremacist logo.
Rohrwasser said he got the tattoo inked when he was 14. The tattoo is of the Roman numeral 3 surrounded by a ring of stars. It is the logo of a right-wing organization called "Three Percenters."
He also has the phrase "Don't tread on me" tatted on his left forearm. The phrase is associated with conservative groups such as the Tea Party.
Looking back, he says he wished he had done more research into the tattoo. He agreed to cover it up when he's on the field.
"It's not something I ever want to represent, so it will be covered."
That wasn't good enough for sports journalist and Twitter activist Jemele Hill who called the NFL kicker out on Twitter.com.
Hill took to Twitter to complain about the tattoo, saying: "Patriots kicker is a white supremacist. My bad, he tends to like white supremacist things. Carry on, nothing to see here."
Patriots kicker is a white supremacist. My bad, he tends to like white supremacist things. Carry on, nothing to see here. https://t.co/CQE0S7LKO8
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) April 26, 2020