15 Hilarious Things Athletes Are Scared of

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15 Hilarious Things Athletes Are Scared of
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Life as a professional athlete can be a terrifying thing.

Not only is the pressure intense and the risk of injury high, but athletes have to face unyielding daily terrors such as bunnies, mayonnaise and their own mothers.

Don't laugh.

These are three of the completely real yet profoundly irrational fears that haunt athletes-to-be-named-later to this day.

Apparently, even professional athletes—paragons of strength, size and physical ability—can be sent crying for mommy by some of the same things that probably gave you nightmares in the days before you were even potty trained.

So the next time you feel stupid because you wet your pants during a scary movie or still use a nightlight when it gets too dark, take solace in the fact that the fears of superstars Yasiel Puig, Andy Roddick and Damian Lillard are far more embarrassing.

Take a look through 15 athlete fears that are hilarious, absurd and simply inexplicable.

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