Browns linebacker Jabaal Sheard, who plays with a long beard, had a tattoo on his right forearm that reads “Fucking animal”.
He has since been given a permanent tattoo.
The Cleveland Browns linebacker was given a tattoo that reads ‘Fucking Animal’ on his arm by an employee at a Cleveland animal clinic last week, reports The Associated Press.
Jabari is an All-American linebacker for the Browns and was a key member of the team that defeated the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.
The tattoos came from a tattoo shop that specializes in animal fur, and were placed on his forearm, which is covered by a black band.
He said it was the only tattoo he received from the tattoo shop.
He said he was wearing a bandanna around his neck when he received the tattoo.
The NFL has been in a legal battle with a tattoo parlor over the issue.
The Cleveland Clinic has been fined $3,500 for the unauthorized removal of a tattoo from a player’s forearm and fined $25,000 for an employee who removed a tattoo without the consent of the client.
The league has a policy that says a player who has been given the tattoo will not be permitted to have it removed.
The Browns have won three Super Bowls, two of which were won by the same team.