Athletes Paid In Bitcoin

NFL

5

NBA

4

MLB

1

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).

Aaron Rogers

Amount Unclear Green Bay Packers

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).

Odell Beckham Jr.

Amount Unclear LA Rams

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.

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.

Andre Iguodala

$2.647M Golden State Warriors

In a partnership with Cash App Andre and teammate Klay Thompson announced that they will receive part of their compensation in bitcoin.

Klay Thompson

Amount Unclear Golden State Warriors

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.”

Shohei Ohtani

Amount Unclear Los Angeles Angels

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.

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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.