Rob Gronkowski and the Top 10 Athletes Who Love to Party

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Rob Gronkowski and the 10 Biggest Party Animals in Sports

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Every sport has those guys that just seem to garner the attention for being a party animal. Going out and acting like crazy on a Fridays and Saturdays aren't the only things that are entailed for being a party animal, but drinking and acting like a fool in public will probably earn you that distinction.

As we all know, Rob Gronkowski is the epitome of a party animal. Besides being a crazy man off the field, he is also pretty wild on it. You might not notice, but he's not the kind of guy you want to be good friends with because you might end up waking the next morning with no shirt on and a massive headache. Gronkowski even has parties arranged for him after each game so he can come home to a big bash.

Have you ever wondered which athlete would be the best party planner? A guy who can arrange a group of famous people to come over and celebrate a special occasion or just another Tuesday? I have done my best to compile a list of the 10 guys who seem to be regulars at bars and clubs across the country. During road games, I bet you could find this list of guys at the biggest bar or club in the city after the game, partying it up in only ways that they can.

Although they are not yet in the professional ranks, I have included a couple of college athletes that have been known to hit the club scene and take advantage of the nightlife. Some of these guys do it old school and just party at a house or a friend's house, but still do it big.

This is a list of guys that would definitely make a party even better and if you're looking for a party planner, these guys could probably help out in the offseason. Take a look at the 10 biggest party animals in sports and let me know who I missed.

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10. Mike Napoli

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In case you missed it, Napoli was spotted in Boston after the World Series victory running around and partying with his shirt off. That man loves to party.

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9. Bryant McKinnie

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McKinnie is known for his partying ways in the offseason and, most recently, his party bus that he arranged on his birthday went awry as wide out Jacoby Jones ended up with a champagne bottle to the noggin. The veteran lineman calls himself "Big Mac" and he is known for his partying in South Beach during the offseason. Maybe he was traded from Baltimore to Miami for a reason.

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8. Brian Wilson

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Brian Wilson likes to have fun. In fact, his parties have been known to get out of control, especially his birthday party in Scottsdale, Ariz., in 2011. Who wouldn't want to party with a guy who seems like a pretty hilarious guy. The only down side to that would be his intimidating stare and bone-chilling beard.

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7. Alex Ovechkin

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Ovechkin is known to guest DJ at random night clubs in Washington D.C. whenever he wants. This guy loves his party scene so much you'd be hard-pressed to find a night where he doesn't go out.

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6. Pacman Jones

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Pacman is known for blowing cash and acting like an idiot off the field. He once reportedly blew $1 million in a single weekend -- must have been a bye week.

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5. Ryan Lochte

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He just went to Vegas where he dropped a $600 tip on a $300 restaurant bill and partied it up in the nightlife with his best buds. The guy is probably a regular in Sin City.

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4. Johnny Manziel

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His Halloween a year ago is a good example of how much he loves to party and he is probably one of the biggest party animals of any collegiate athlete. He reportedly showed up late to Archie Manning's passing camp with a hangover and was sent home over the summer. Don't forget the time he started a fight outside of a bar and presented police with his fake I.D. instead of his real under-21 I.D. -- smooth move.

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3. Marshall Henderson

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Marshall Henderson might be the most disliked college athlete out there. He was known for having a drug problem and being a completely arrogant basketball player. He's been known to pound a couple of drinks after games as well.

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2. Patrick Kane

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Teammates call him Kaner, but the young hockey player should nicknamed the party machine. He is considered the biggest partier in hockey -- and hockey players are bred to party so that's pretty impressive.

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1. Rob Gronkowski

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If there was a fraternity for NFL players, Gronkowski would be the president. This guy is the ultimate shirtless, arrogant and outspoken party animal in sports. There might not even be a close second. He even hired his brother to have parties set up for him after games.


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