Adam LaRoche and 17 Other Pro Athletes Who Kill Animals in Their Spare Time

athletes who hunt (athletes who are avid hunters)

Last week, Washington Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche made headlines across the interwebs after a Facebook pic of him holding a dead mountain lion—which he had just killed—went viral. As you would expect, some people denounced LaRoche for slaughtering such a beautiful, majestic creature when he could have given it a hug, while others praised his machismo and immediately proclaimed him the manliest manly man in pro sports.

Of course, regardless of where you stand on the issue, the fact is Adam LaRoche is hardly the first pro athlete to take an interest in shooting animals. Lots of pros, both past and present, have been avid hunters. Some you probably know and others you probably don’t. But one thing is for sure: there is no shortage of them. And today we’re going to take a look at the most notable ones.

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