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Audio Interview: NFL Great Shawne Merriman Turns Fashion Entrepreneur

I had the pleasure of connecting recently with former NFL first round draft pick, and former three-time Pro Bowl linebacker Shawne Merriman.

After his retirement from the league in 2013, Merriman has been pursuing entrepreneurial endeavors, and now finds himself tackling the fashion industry with his newly launched athletic apparel fashion line called ‘Lights Out’ for both men and women. Not only is his brand sweeping through Tillys stores across California, but it’s also engaging with NASCAR.

In our conversation, Shawne reveals what’s next for his exciting ‘Lights Out’ athletic apparel line as well as insights on NFL’ers taking a knee, the Charger’s move to L.A., Super Bowl predictions, business success insights and more!

Here’s what he had to say:



Mason Kern, Host of “The Sports Watchdog” Radio Show on NBC Sports Radio AM 1060 Phoenix, spotlights newsworthy current events and happenings in the world of pro, college and youth sports as well as gadgets and gear suited for sports and fitness enthusiasts. Mason frequently appears as a sportscasting guest on various TV and other radio programs, including Good Morning Arizona, KUSI-TV San Diego, “The Sports Hangover” Show on NBC Sports Radio Phoenix and more. View his TV segment clips online at Reach Mason on Twitter @ASportsWatchdog, on Facebook at and on LinkedIn at


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