As it turns out, most big-time athletes led interesting lives before they ever turned pro. The bizarre stories below—each supplied by Reddit users and supported by exactly zero facts or evidence—are a testament to the idea that America's foremost athletes don't need millions of dollars to be entertaining. We don't know if these tales will make you think more or less of any particular player—or, again, if they're even remotely true—but remember that you're no longer a child and should probably not be shocked by athlete behavior anyway. Enjoy them for the entertainment value they provide whilst keeping in mind the source. It's freakinReddit​, not a peer-reviewed journal. For all we know you typed a few of these up as a goof. Still, with that being said, we must say that most of the stories at least sound believable on the surface... draw your own conclusions.

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