Odell Beckham Jr., the future of the Los Angeles Rams soccer team, has said he will receive his entire NFL salary of $4.25 million in bitcoin.
On Monday, on his Twitter account, Beckham said he will partner with App Cash to get his next NFL paycheck in bitcoin (BTC). National Insider reporter Ian Rapoport said earlier this month that Beckham would receive a base salary of $750,000 plus a signing bonus of $500,000 plus $3 million in other incentives, totaling $4.25 million for the 2021 season.
According to Cointelegraph Markets Pro, Beckham’s total salary will be around 75.66 BTC at $56103 at press time. Although the crypto asset reached an all-time high of around $69,000 on November 10, it has since fallen below $60,000.
Beckham, who currently has a CryptoPunk-style photo as his Twitter profile picture, is currently playing with the Rams in Los Angeles. The city’s Staples Center – home not to the Rams but to other sports teams including the Los Angeles Clippers – was recently targeted by fans and social media after Crypto.com signed a $700 million deal to rename the arena.
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Beckham joins other professional sports players accepting cryptocurrency as the space appears to be becoming more and more popular. In October, Tom Brady, quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, said he would make up for a banner showing his 600th football career, 1 BTC along with some signed sports memorabilia. Defending Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rogers, who recently emerged in the country spotlight after defrauding the public over the state of the COVID-19 vaccine, also said he would receive a portion of his $22 million salary in bitcoin.