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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 31)
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. 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

  • Girl: Yeah Right! (2003)
  • DVS Shoe Company: Skate More (2005)[2]
  • short edit: "A Day at Court" featured on Thrasher Magazine in February 2016.[3]

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". Most recently, Jereme was on Thrasher Magazine's "King of the Road" (2015 filming; 2016 release via Vice Media) series as a guest skater.[5] He had previously featured on "King of the Road" as a team member of Girl Skateboards.

Video games

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

Personal life

Rogers is a vegetarian[6] and a Christian[7] (one of his tattoos on his neck reads "In God I Trust"). He continues to run Selfish Skateboards.

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.[8]

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.[9]

In March 2014, Jereme was arrested on charges of assault and battery for his alleged participation in a beating at Los Angeles nightclub Lure.[10] He was found not guilty in March 2015, although he was sued in civil court by the victim of the melee.

References

  1. ^ Blair Alley (June 17, 2010). "Jereme Rogers' Selfish Skateboards Press Release". Transworld Skateboarding. Bonnier Corporation. Archived from the original on July 19, 2013. Retrieved August 19, 2012. 
  2. ^ thegodfather3001 (August 28, 2011). "Jereme Rogers - Skate More - DVS". YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved September 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Thrasher Magazine - Rogers Still Back". www.thrashermagazine.com. Retrieved 2016-06-09. 
  4. ^ Athlete Bio - Jereme Rogers, Lat34.com, archived from the original on January 6, 2009, retrieved January 1, 2008 
  5. ^ "Thrasher Magazine - King of the Road 2015: Meet the Mystery Guests". www.thrashermagazine.com. Retrieved 2016-06-09. 
  6. ^ The 2008 World's Sexiest Vegetarians Are…// Out There // peta2 Archived May 18, 2010, at WebCite
  7. ^ Cave, Steve (August 1, 2007), Jereme Rogers - Interview with professional skateboarder Jereme Rogers, About.com, archived from the original on January 14, 2007, retrieved January 1, 2008 
  8. ^ Neil Macdonald (October 3, 2012). "Jereme Rogers". Bite My Wire Music Interviews. Google, Inc. Archived from the original on November 6, 2012. Retrieved October 9, 2012. 
  9. ^ Daily Mail Reporter (January 7, 2012). "Mayhem on the 11th floor: Pro skateboarder accused of ripping down pictures in naked hotel rampage". Daily Mail. Archived from the original on January 8, 2012. Retrieved October 9, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Pro Skater Jereme Rogers -- Arrested for Brutal Beatdown in Hollywood Nightclub". http://www.tmz.com. Retrieved 2016-06-09.  External link in |website= (help)

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