The NFL’s highest-paid player got a new tattoo on the forearm of his longtime teammate.
Woods, whose $3.9 million base salary is the highest of his career, got the tattoo in a private ceremony Thursday night at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, according to the Associated Press.
Wood, who is known for wearing a tiger skin mask, has been a frequent target of the NFLPA, which is fighting to make the union’s collective bargaining agreement with the players union more enforceable.
The union, which represents nearly 20,000 NFL players, said the team’s decision to make Woods’ tattoo public was “outrageous.”
Woods and teammate Shane Vereen have been teammates for nearly two decades, but the two had never before publicly connected.
Woods is also the only player in the NFL history to win the Rookie of the Year award after being the first player in league history to be the highest-rated rookie quarterback since the merger of the league’s two leagues in 1968.
Wood’s new tattoo will remain in place until he becomes eligible to play again, the NFL said in a statement.
Wood was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft and signed a five-year contract worth $40 million in March 2010.
In his final season, Wood finished with 2,742 yards and 10 touchdowns.
He is currently in the fourth season of a four-year, $60 million deal he signed in 2015.