Professional athletes are a largely young, physically fit and newly wealthy bunch. Many of whom are more than a little eager to hit the local and national party scene to flaunt their celebrity status. But who can blame them?
It's only natural, particularly early on in their careers, for athletes to kick back a little and enjoy the fruits of their labor. It's not really all that different from what most people do in college—things are just a lot swankier.
Some athletes have no problem balancing their professional responsibilities and their partying requirements. But for some, the lure of the ladies, the liquor and the leisurely poolside lifestyle are just a bit too tempting.
Here are 25 of the biggest party animals in sports.