I’d imagine being a sports owner is fun, because you’re rich enough to do whatever the hell you want. There are also problems with being a sports owner, like everyone knowing who you are and nobody telling you when you’ve gone too far.

Enter Mike Ashley, Sports Direct CEO and Newcastle United owner, who had a little bit too much fun at a work party.

From The Telegraph:

The owner of Sports Direct was given a round of applause for allegedly triumphantly vomiting in a fireplace after winning a company drinking contest that involved downing 12 pints of lager, each one accompanied by a vodka “chaser”.

Sounds fun! My guess is he’s feeling a bit less “triumphant” today.

Hopefully Ashley will have many similar celebrations with Newcastle in the Premier League this fall.


About Kevin Trahan

Kevin mostly covers college football and college basketball, with an emphasis on NCAA issues and other legal issues in sports. He is also an incoming law student. He's written for SB Nation, USA Today, VICE Sports, The Guardian and The Wall Street Journal, among others. He is a graduate of Northwestern University.