Light, a three time Super Bowl Champion who spent his entire ten year career with the Patriots says he’s not one to talk about “other guys” but he couldn’t bite his tongue when it came to Hernandez.
Speaking to the Dayton Daily News, Light said that he never believed in anything Aaron Hernandez stood for.
Per the DDN:
I’ve known Matt Light a long time and I have never – and I mean NEVER – heard him speak ill of another player, not even a defensive linemen like the New York Giants’ Osi Umenyiora with whom his classic battles in the NFL trenches have included some extra-curriculars after the whistle.
But Tuesday when I asked the former New England Patriot star tackle about his old teammate – tight end Aaron Hernandez – his easy smile quickly vanished and he went silent for several seconds as he decided what, if anything, he would say.
“I never talk about other guys, but I will say I have never embraced – never believed in – anything Aaron Hernandez stood for,” Light finally said.
From everything we’ve heard in recent days, Hernandez wasn’t exactly the most popular guy in the Patriots locker room and given Light’s comments, there was clearly reasoning behind it.