Most people think of professional athletes as finely tuned machines. And for the most part, it’s true. They traditionally follow the strictest of training regimes and regulate everything they put into their bodies. But this isn’t always true. In fact, many of them are massive party animals who just want to have a good time.
Of course, it’s all about balance. Some are able to maintain spectacular professional careers alongside their love for the nightlife. But many go too far and substance abuse overcomes them. There’s quite a bit of alcohol and cocaine on this list. It’s all fun and games until an athlete can’t stop.
So today, we’re going to take a look at 30 professional athletes who were huge party animals. Check out the list below via Neds.com.
30. Usain Bolt
The legendary Olympic speedster is a notorious party animal. Bolt has eight Olympic gold medals but is also allegedly the neighbor from hell because of his love for the nightlife. The Jamaican constantly hosts massive events, including a controversial birthday party during the global health crisis. But Bolt never allows anything to stop him from having the time of his life.
After his final race in the London Olympics, Bolt ran up a massive bar tab worth thousands of dollars. He is regularly seen with his arms around beautiful women in nightclubs and at pool parties. However, he earned his success so nobody begrudges him for enjoying the fruits of his labors. Allegedly Jamaican police turn a blind eye to his antics because he is a national icon.