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).
On November 21, 2021, Rogers posted a tweet explaining that he had partnered with Square's CashApp to convert an undisclosed portion of his 2021 salary to Bitcoin (BTC).
On November 22, 2021, LA Rams wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. tweeted that he would be partnering with CashApp to receive his new full salary in Bitcoin. Like Aaron Rogers, his total salary is undisclosed.
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.
Joe Pompliano and The Street report that Saquon Barkley will be taking $10 million worth of endorsement money via Bitcoin.
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."
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.
In a partnership with Cash App Andre and teammate Klay Thompson announced that they will receive part of their compensation in bitcoin.
Thompson told his twitter followers that he was taking a part of his paycheck in Bitcoin because he believes it is “the future of money.”
Bitcoin.com reports that hitting and pitching superstar Shohei “Shotime” Ohtani has joined FTX Trading Ltd. as a global ambassadors being compensated cryptocurrencies along with an equity stake in the crypto company.
No NHL players are currently paid in Bitcoin.
No pro soccer (football) players are currently paid in Bitcoin.