Athletes Paid In Bitcoin

NFL

4

NBA

1

MLB

0

NHL

0

Russell Okung

$6.5 million Carolina Panthers

On December 29, 2020, Bleacher Report reported that the Carolina Panthers will pay half of Russell Okung's $13 million dollar salary in Bitcoin (BTC).

Trevor Lawrence

Amount Unclear Jacksonville Jaguars

USA Today reports that Trevor Lawrence, the expected first overall pick in this year's NFL draft, will place part of his signing bonus into cryptocurrency.

Saquon Barkley

$10 million New York Giants

Joe Pompliano and The Street report that Saquon Barkley will be taking $10 million worth of endorsement money via Bitcoin.

Sean Culkin

$920,000 Kansas City Chiefs

ESPN.com reports that Kansas City Chiefs TE Sean Culkin will be converting his entire salary into Bitcoin. Culkin claims Bitcoin is "the future of finance."

Cade Cunningham

Amount Unclear Detroit Pistons

Coindesk reports that first overall draft pick Cade Cunningham has negotiated a deal with crypto lender BlockFi to pay his undisclosed signing bonus as well as part of his 4-year $46.5M deal in crypto.

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MLB Players Currently Paid in Bitcoin

No MLB players have been paid in Bitcoin yet. However, the Oakland Athletics accept Bitcoin for tickets.

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NHL Players Currently Paid in Bitcoin

No NHL players are currently paid in Bitcoin.

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Pro Soccer Players Currently Paid in Bitcoin

No pro soccer (football) players are currently paid in Bitcoin.