Ever buy a walking cane with a golden lion head handle? How about a truck bed’s worth of Ranch Pringles?
Making those kinds of purchases requires strange circumstances, spontaneity and the odd willingness to spend money in weird or ridiculous manner—something sports figures specialize in, of course.
The following are some of the craziest, strangest and/or most unexpected monetary expenditures that athletes (and coaches) have ever put on the books.
Some involve larger-than-life, swinging-past-your-knees money while others cost less than a side of indigestion at Taco Bell.
But they all share the same strange edge of the unexpected and ridiculous.