Myles Jack lighting it up off the field with candle business

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Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack was just trying to relax, and find something to do during the offseason.

Now, he’s operating an unlikely small business, selling homemade candles.

This story starts in a way that makes sense, but also makes him a target for teasing in the locker room.

I always take baths with candles . . . so I made my own little lavender candle,” Jack said, via Tess Demeyer of USA Today. “I lit it, and I was reading in the bath, and I was like, ‘Oh, OK. This candle’s actually all right.’”

He posted a photo of it on social media, people seemed interested, so he started making more of them at home. He taught himself to make them by watching YouTube videos, and has been experimenting with formulas. He was selling his hand-poured creations for $10 each, but bumped the price to $20 when demand outpaced supply.

That didn’t keep teammates Leonard Fournette and Jalen Ramsey from making fun of him, and he said others “were talking crazy” about it. Then he brought in samples for teammates.

“Some people tried to partner up with me on the business, and some people were giving me ideas,” he said. “I’m like, ‘No, you were being haters at first. Now you want to team up with me.’ It’s just funny how they switched from one side to the other.”

Jack is using the proceeds from the venture to help local schools and other groups. He’s currently a one-man business, making the candles, shipping them, and handling the bookkeeping. He might want to enlist some help when the season starts, lest he burn it at both ends.

15 responses to “Myles Jack lighting it up off the field with candle business

  1. What a surprise that it’s Fournette & Ramsey who would be the ones ridiculing him.

  2. Jack doing something productive for charity in his free time while Fournett and Ramsey are running around getting in trouble with the law and generally being idiots.

  3. It’s not really that surprising when you consider that taking long baths is really good for muscle recovery. A good long soak with a good book and a nice scented candle to help you relax seems to me to be the perfect end to the day as part of the hard work of the grind of professional football. Plus, it’s always good for football players to have options for post-retirement, you never know when you’re going to suffer a career-ending injury. Jack deverses a lot of kudos for this.

  4. Always good to see guys with interests outside of football.

    Lets check in with Fournette, Jack and Ramsey in 30 years. I know who my money is on.

  5. If they are truly hand-made by him and proceeds go to a good cause, that would be a pretty sweet thing to own if you’re a Jaguars fan. I was trying to come up with a good joke about Myles Jack wasn’t down and candles or burning or something, but I gave up.

  6. Jack doing something productive for charity in his free time while Fournett and Ramsey are running around getting in trouble with the law and generally being idiots.

    What? Leonard Fournette is one of the most charitable player on the team. If you don’t pay attention to the team, you wouldn’t know that.

  7. Jack is using the proceeds from the venture to help local schools and other groups.

    Kudos to him. Great story.

  8. Great story. Hope he’s got the paperwork in order for the Charity, otherwise the IRS will kill him.

  9. @whenwilliteverend, Fournette also drives around on a suspended licence and runs out on bar tabs in London.

  10. Although I do have a good joke for this, I will keep it to myself and instead offer congratulations and my respect. I appreciate both the entrepreneurship and the charity aspect. Where do I buy one?

  11. The article makes it seem like Fournette and Ramsey were malicious in the way they were “making fun” of Myles Jack and his candles. The media wants so badly to spin it in another way. SMH. Guys give their friends a hard time all the time.. it’s joke and just bs’ing around. Judging by the comments.. some people are buying into the BS the media is spinning.

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