Matt Light Being Sued

Ian Logue
May 19, 2009 at 10:10am ET

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The Boston Herald reported this morning that offensive lineman Matt Light is being sued for an altercation that took place back on new year's eve in 2007.

 According to the report Jacob Herman II, a 25-year-old interior designer who is now studying in Korea, is suing Light and claiming he broke his nose during an altercation at a nightclub inside Connecticut's Mohegan Sun.

Herman alleges in court papers that Light left him "badly bruised and with two black eyes".   The Herald reports that Herman underwent surgery to repair a severe deviated septum and depressed left nasal bone fracture.

According to the newspaper the incident is alleged to have happened in the exclusive Blue Room of Ultra 88 on the night in question. Pats players partying with Light included former quarterback Matt Cassel, center Dan Koppen, wide receiver Wes Welker and kicker Stephen Gostkowski, according to a Mohegan Tribal Police report.

Police told the Herald that surveillance footage shows two groups being separated by club personnel, but “does not show anyone being struck.” 

Meanwhile Light and his attorney have denied the allegations.  According to the Herald, he told investigators that "he may have pushed someone out of the way en route to help his wife," who'd motioned to him she was having a problem on the dance floor, but he denied fighting with anyone.