Athletes Share Their Absolute Craziest Locker Room Stories
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I am no athlete. And in middle school and high school, I read books in P.E. So the locker rooms were never really a part of my life.

But I did always wonder if shenanigans are afoot when the doors close or when the cameras stop rolling for interviews.

How is everyone so comfortable just running around nekkid?

When I'm in a locker room at the gym, I'm in and out. Do y'all really just lay around conversing about the meaning of life, or play pranks that often lad to disaster?

Let's find out...

Redditorej1oo1wanted all of the sports players out their to spill us some tea, they asked:

"Athletes of reddit, what's the wildest story from the locker room?"

I imagine there is absurd amount of pranking and foolishness. Which isn't bright. The floor is slippery and the concrete is hard. You can break a neck.

bad grapes...

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"The one that I remember most vividly was halftime during a HS football game and right after a kid had his testicles stepped on. He was screaming as the trainer took his pants off to reveal a sack the size of a grapefruit." ~ groundsgonesour

Watch your hands!

"I was not physically there but happened at my school and I knew about it because the kid posted a picture on Instagram. A guy had his hand resting on the door frame while he was talking to someone else and not paying attention, and another kid kicked the door closed for some reason. Took part of his middle finger clean off at the last knuckle. His Instagram picture was captioned "the doctors don't know if it'll grow back" and showed the stump." ~ beetjuice98

"tough dude"

"After practice there's ~15 guys waiting to use 3 showers. Once one of them broke and would only give cold water. Some days later this "tough dude" didn't want to wait anymore and just showered with the cold-a** water, all the other dudes still waiting to use the 2 warm showers. This goes on for maybe 10 days, with no one ever trying to use the broken shower, then our coach tells us it's been repaired the day "tough dude" started using it again and he was supposed to tell us." ~ Leckenz

Cheers!

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"Beer league hockey. I roll up to a new team with a full cooler of beer as a new-guy peace offering. Quickly I find out that I'm the only one on the team to drink beer. Wildest crap I've ever seen." ~ gentleman_bronco

Well so far, none of this sounds like any fun; just a lot hospital visits and questionable behavior. But I would take a beer.

Bubbles...

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"Open Showering after morning practice. People started blowing giant shampoo bubbles and tried to see who could successfully transfer the bubbles to completely cover their stuff like a space helmet." ~ DurgMaster

Blood everywhere...

"Football locker room. Varsity locker room had limited spots, everyone else had to go into the small room that had a 6 ft. ceiling. Summer camp my sophomore year, after coaches left, Varsity guys held wrestling matches to determine who got the remaining lockers in the big varsity room. Kid got suplexed into the whiteboard, and we all found out that the walls were made of concrete. Blood everywhere. Varsity locker room was closed for the remainder of the year." ~ SylvrSpydr

Day 5

"Not really a locker room story, but one time I was at a 5 day tournament (nationals) that was rained out for the first three days. Athletes were getting rowdy and going for drinks (behind the coaches back). Well day 4 it was finally nice enough to play. We noticed on a different field, some police officers were talking to people on the sideline."

"Apparently, one player didn't make it back to the hotel the night before. They found his body at the bottom of an elevator shaft in a building under construction. No one knows how he got there but it seems like he just wandered off and fell. Day 5 was cancelled after that." ~ discostud1515

Bummed

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"During high school I tried to make room on the bench for my teammate. I slid down the wooden bench and got a splinter in my bum." ~ Alarmed_Teacher_1022

Yeah, I'll stick to the non-athlete life. And I'm glad I basically sticked P.E. Sounds like my life was spared.

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