Professional athletes have had a long, sometimes tumultuous relationship with the music business.
More often than not, the general public tends to consider an athlete's musical career as nothing more than a novelty act.
But there are instances when that notion doesn't always ring true.
The list below consists of athletes who have either made a splash—or attempted to make a splash—within the music industry.
From a pair of former New York Yankees sluggers to an extravagant Hall of Fame football player, all of the guys who have made it onto this list have one thing in common: They've all tried their hand at creating euphonious music within their respective genres.
Now, without further delay, it's time to start the slideshow below and take a look at 10 athletes who are also musicians.