Jereme Rogers

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Jereme Rogers
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Jereme Rogers (right) with Pat Duffy and Danny Way, 2007 (photo: Dilia Oviedo)
Born January 13, 1985 (1985-01-13) (age 29)
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Nationality American
Occupation professional skateboarder

Jereme Rogers (born January 13, 1985) is an American professional skateboarder, well known in the skateboarding sub-culture for his early retirement and rap music production.

Rogers returned to professional skateboarding in June 2010 with a press release announcing his own company, Selfish.[1]

Biography

Early life

Rogers was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, United States (US). He primarily skated at a local skatepark called Eight Ball Skatepark in Bellingham, Massachusetts and was sponsored by Concrete Wave Skate Shop.

Professional skateboarding

Following Rogers' participation at a series of demos by the DVS Shoes team, Jeron Wilson (DVS team member) obtained Rogers' name and phone number. Rogers then left school at the age of fifteen and relocated to Los Angeles, California, US, to pursue his skating career.

Rogers retired from professional skateboarding in June 2009 to focus on a musical career.[2] On May 4, 2010, Rogers announced that he would return to skateboarding and will do his music career at the same time.[citation needed]

Video parts

Awards

Rogers was named Transworld's 2005 Rookie of the Year.[4]

Media

Television

Rogers was in Rob and Big season two "Tampa", as well as Bad Girls Club season four as Natalie's "friend".

Video games

He is also featured in the video game Tony Hawk's Proving Ground.

Personal life

Rogers is a vegetarian[5] and a Christian[6] (one of his tattoos on his neck reads "In God I Trust").

Controversy

Rogers resigned from the Girl skateboard company following his assertion that the company was withholding skateboard deck royalties. Following his departure from the company, Rogers claimed that his royalties were being used to compensate for losses in other areas of Girl's business.[7]

Rogers was arrested after a hotel incident in New York, United States (US), in early-2012; Rogers was charged with cannabis possession and criminal mischief.[8]

References

  1. ^ Blair Alley (17 June 2010). "Jereme Rogers' Selfish Skateboards Press Release". Transworld Skateboarding. Bonnier Corporation. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Lewis, Jennifer (2009-06-20), Pro Skateboarder Jereme Rogers announced that he is retiring, Examiner.com, retrieved 2009-06-20 
  3. ^ thegodfather3001 (28 August 2011). "Jereme Rogers - Skate More - DVS". YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  4. ^ Athlete Bio - Jereme Rogers, Lat34.com, retrieved 2008-01-01 
  5. ^ The 2008 World's Sexiest Vegetarians Are…// Out There // peta2
  6. ^ Cave, Steve (2007-08-01), Jereme Rogers - Interview with professional skateboarder Jereme Rogers, About.com, retrieved 2008-01-01 
  7. ^ Neil Macdonald (3 October 2012). "Jereme Rogers". Bite My Wire Music Interviews. Google, Inc. Retrieved 9 October 2012. 
  8. ^ Daily Mail Reporter (7 January 2012). "Mayhem on the 11th floor: Pro skateboarder accused of ripping down pictures in naked hotel rampage". Daily Mail. Retrieved 9 October 2012. 

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