It takes a true Patriot to push this kind of money back into the economy.

Yes, New England Patriot Rob Gronkowski spent a whopping $9,615 at a Las Vegas nightclub on Super Bowl Sunday, according to a photo first released on Busted Coverage. The 23-year-old's night out, complete with shirtless wrestling, included a $1,595 magnum bottle of Perrier-Jouet brut and some Grey Goose (as well as $32 in Crown Royal that didn't quite do as much damage).

Here's the receipt:

rob gronkowski receipt

Of course, young bulls -- especially ones with a six-year, $54 million contract like Gronk -- have a history of dropping big money at nightclubs. Lebron James once reportedly racked up a $171,937.53 bill at the very same Vegas party spot. None have yet outdone Alex Hope, however, a 23-year-old British currency trader who, he says, spent over $300,000 at a nightclub, rocketing him to fame before ultimately being arrested for involvement in an "unauthorised foreign exchange trading scheme."

Check out a video of Gronkowski's wild night out below:


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    Ex-Bengals wide receiver Terrell Owens has been out of work since 2010 and is struggling to maintain his finances, shelling out<a href="http://www.gq.com/sports/profiles/201202/terrell-owens-nfl-football-wide-receiver" target="_hplink"> $44,600 a month to pay child support for his four children</a>, each by a different mother. In February, it was reported that <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/27/terrell-owens-foreclosure_n_1302896.html?ref=business" target="_hplink">Owens was facing foreclosure</a> on multiple properties.

  • Allen Iverson

    After the <em>Philadelphia Inquirer</em> reported in 2010 that Iverson was broke "by all accounts except his own," Iverson situation only got worse when <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31751_162-57377966-10391697/after-$154m-allen-iverson-may-be-broke/" target="_hplink">his earnings were garnished by a Georgia judge over an outstanding jewelry bill</a>.

  • Lenny Dykstra

    World Series-winning center-fielder <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/09/10/your-money/20110910-money.html" target="_hplink">Lenny Dykstra has had a catalog of money woes</a> since retiring, despite at one time founding a magazine, <em>Player's Club</em>, to provide professional athletes with investment advice. He's filed for Chapter 11 and has been charged with bankruptcy fraud.

  • Travis Henry

    Ex-NFL star Travis Henry was thrown in jail in 2009 for failing to fully pay child support for his nine kids, each by different mothers. On top of cocaine trafficking charges, <a href="http://www.aolnews.com/2009/03/12/travis-henry-cant-afford-child-support-defends-spending-250-0/" target="_hplink">Henry has spent $250,000 on jewelry alone which he says "ain't a lot."</a>

  • Mike Tyson

    Despite making between $300 and $500 million during his career, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/09/10/your-money/20110910-money.html" target="_hplink">boxing legend Mike Tyson filed for bankruptcy in 2003</a> due to a number of reasons, including alleged embezzlement from manager by Don King, a $16 million marriage settlement and lavish spending on everything from pet tigers to mansions.

  • Dorothy Hamill

    Gold-medal winning figure skater Dorothy Hamill found herself in financial strife just a few years after purchasing the Ice Capades franchise. After a subsequent poor investment in an Arizona ice rink, <a href="http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/21114260" target="_hplink">she declared bankruptcy in 1994</a>.

  • Antoine Walker

    Former Boston Celtics star <a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Former-Celtics-star-Antoine-Walker-is-broke-and-?urn=nba,198509" target="_hplink">Antoine Walker blew through the $110 million he made playing</a> in the NBA in just about every way conceivable. He spent lavishly on himself, but also is said to have supported up to 70 people during his career, including buying his mother a mansion, donating to charity and buying custom suits for teammates and coaches.

  • Bjorn Borg

    Swedish tennis legend Bjorn Borg has had a series of financial woes ever since he abruptly walked out on tennis in 1983 at the age of 26. His company <a href="http://www.realclearsports.com/lists/famous_financial_troubles/bjorn_borg.html" target="_hplink">Bjorn Borg Design Group filed for bankruptcy</a> in 1989, and years later <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/sports/tennis/2006-05-24-borg-cover_x.htm" target="_hplink">Borg attempted to sell his collection of championship trophies to an auction house</a>, though he denies it was because of financial troubles.

  • Marion Jones

    Marion Jones, who won five track and field Olympic medals, saw her <a href="http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/19404801/" target="_hplink">finances drained primarily due to legal fees</a> associated with allegations of performance enhancing drug abuse and a connection to a checking fraud case. Her $2.5 million house was foreclosed on in 2006, and one year later it was reported her bank account's total balance was down to just $2,000. The year after that <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/12/sports/othersports/11cnd-jones.html?hp" target="_hplink">she was sentenced to 6-months in prison</a>.

  • George Best

    Northern Ireland soccer player George Best is known as a legend in many parts of the world for his fancy footwork on the field, but not so much for his financial skills. His appetite for spending ultimately led to his downfall. "I spent a lot of money on booze, [women], and fast cars. The rest I just squandered," <a href="http://www.businesspundit.com/25-rich-athletes-who-went-broke-10-1/" target="_hplink">he once told the BBC</a>.