Light tackles business venture

December, 20, 2011
12/20/11
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Patriots left tackle Matt Light has proven to be more than a capable blindside protector. He's also a shrewd businessman.

Light's business interests are highlighted in a piece on ESPN.com's "The Life" page, as he is an investor in SportRobe.

Light has initiated word-of-mouth marketing by wearing a Patriots robe, with his surname and No. 72 on the back, inside the team's locker room at Gillette Stadium. His teammates have taken notice," Kyle Stack writes.

"One time I wore my robe, Chad [Ochocinco] was like, 'Oh man, I got a Bengals SportRobe, I love these things,'" said Light, a three-time Pro Bowler and one-time All-Pro, in a telephone interview. "So we ended up getting him a Patriots one."


Patriots quarterback Tom Brady also has his own SportRobe.

As Stack writes, "Light's duties during the season consist primarily of public relations, such as doing interviews for stories like this, but he said his involvement in the company extends to helping form marketing, budget and product-expansion plans."

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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