26 Questionable Expenses By Athletes

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Athletes may be good at their respective sport – but that does not hinder them from making questionable expenses every now and then.

While splurging is not bad, these expenses are quite over the top. You wouldn’t believe that someone in their right mind would buy some of these – even if they earned millions each year.

Obviously, these athletes need to take some serious financial management lessons.

Vince Young

This NFL player, despite a disappointing career, once bought 120 tickets on a Southwest Airlines flight – just so he can fly solo.

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Latrell Sprewell

The Minnesota Timberwolves offered him a 3-year extension for $21 million – which he turned down. He then spent $1.5 million on a yacht. As you may have guessed, he failed to pay for it completely.

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Jack Clark

He bought a F-40 Ferrari for $717,000. He added it to his collection fo 18 luxury cars. All of these eventually led him to file for bankruptcy.

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Mike Tyson

This legendary boxer had a notorious reputation – mostly for his anger management issues. But his spending habits should also be noticed. He once bought 2 Bengal tigers for $140,000 and the animals cost him $10,000 a month to feed and insure. Crazy.

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Chad Johnson

This guy bought a semi-truck for $100,000. This truck consumes a gallon of gas every four miles.

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Gilbert Arenas

He spent a whopping $1 million on his swimming pool. It is complete with a mountain-like structure, imported stones, functional waterfall and even an underwater entertainment complex.

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Kobe Bryant

Never wanting to be outdone, he once bought 15 bottles of Cristal – because Antonio Esfandiari, a poker pro, ordered the same.

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Danny Granger

He customized his house to have its own Bat Cave. He didn’t get it back his investment when he sold his home.

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J.R. Smith

He had jewelry company Lemmerman create a Black Jesus pendant for $25,000.

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Curt Schilling

He invested $50 million in a video game firm, 38 Studios. It eventually filed for bankruptcy and he lost his millions.

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Torii Hunter

He once invested $70,000 on furniture rafts that were supposed to save your possessions from flooding. It turned out to be a scam.

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Evander Holyfield

He bought a 54,000 sq ft home for $20 million. It only sold for $7.5 million after it was foreclosed by the bank.

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Marquis Daniels

Yes, he was an NBA player. A benchwarmer, but he was in the NBA. This led him to live the life – despite earning less than a million each year. Talk about keeping up with the Joneses. He once had a jeweler use 3D laser technology to create a necklace in his image. It cost around $100,000.

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Tiger Woods

Right after his divorce, he bought a $60 million mansion. This was after his major endorsements pulled out.

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Alfonso Soriano

He bought a Blue Hummer for at least $50,000. Then he spent another $100,000 tweaking it. Now it is being sold for much less than that amount.

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Eddy Curry

He borrowed $575,000 from a loan company with an 85% interest. You do not have to be a math whiz to realize that is a very bad deal.

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Deuce McAllister

He invested in a Nissan dealership that cost him $1.5 million.

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Jarrett Jack

He owns 1,500 pairs of sneakers – valued to be around $375,000.

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John Daly

He once blew $1.65 million playing the slot machines – in just 5 hours!

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Allen Iverson

This player was known to be addicted to buying jewelry. Once, he spent $23,255.36 on a jewelry store, hotel, and steakhouse. His wife had to sell his jewelry to pay the rent and buy school supplies for their children.

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Al Jefferson

He bought a 10×12 feet bed for $23,000. We think he plans to have his entire family sleep in it.

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Reggie Jackson

He has 130 cars in his collection. Unfortunately, 30 to 35 of those cars were destroyed by a fire in the warehouse that housed them. That cost him millions of dollars for sure.

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Arian Foster

He once bought each of the 5 linemen in his team a new Segway as a gift. Unfortunately, these have a weight limit of 260 pounds and the linemen have an average weight of 312 pounds.

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Floyd Mayweather

He is known to flaunt his millions online. It is not surprising that he spent $50,000 on a custom made iPod case – something that practically nobody uses anymore.

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Terrell Owens

He invested in an entertainment complex in Alabama that had bingo machines. Not only was this illegal in the state, it was also a violation of an NFL policy. This bad decision cost him millions of dollars.

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Scottie Pippen

He bought a Gulfstream jet for $4.3 million. The catch? It didn’t fly. Apparently, it required a lot of repairs – worth at least a million dollars.

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These crazy and questionable expenses are just unbelievable. What a waste!