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).
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.
No MLB players have been paid in Bitcoin yet. However, the Oakland Athletics accept Bitcoin for tickets.
No NHL players are currently paid in Bitcoin.
No pro soccer (football) players are currently paid in Bitcoin.