When a person who doesn't have a huge pile of money suddenly acquires a huge pile of money, it's understandable when that individual decides to splurge a little.
Greenbacks, bones, currency or just cold hard cash—no matter what you like to call it, money wouldn't exist if it wasn't meant to be spent. And more often than not, the pro leagues' newest rookies find creative ways to drain their suddenly swollen bank accounts...even if their financial standing is (on occasion) more tenuous than they may realize.
When you combine young, talented athletes brimming with confidence and a fat rookie contract, no media spotlight or entourage is necessary to inspire them to drop huge sums of cash on fancy cars, fancy homes and other superfluous purchases.
But those things can turn a good old-fashioned spending spree into a bona fide binge.
So, is this year's young crop of first-year pros living up to the reputation of its predecessors? Judge for yourself.