Odell Beckham Jr. To Receive His Current Salary in Bitcoin

In Summary

The Los Angeles Rams wide receiver made the announcement on Twitter that he is entering the world of cryptocurrency.

Odell Beckham Jr. is known to be very flashy on and off the football field, like when he made a famous one-handed catch in his rookie season. Now, he’s taking things to another level by entering the field of cryptocurrency. 

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The current Los Angeles Rams wide receiver announced that he will receive 100% of his current contract in Bitcoin, according to Complex

“It’s a NEW ERA & to kick that off I’m hyped to announce that I’m taking my new salary in bitcoin thanks to @CashApp. To ALL MY FANS out there, no matter where u r: THANK YOU! I’m giving back a total of $1M in BTC rn too. Drop your $cashtag w. #OBJBTC & follow @CashApp NOW,” he said on Twitter

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Beckham is not alone as it pertains to NFL star players receiving their salaries in cryptocurrency. In October, Green Bay Packers superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers announced he teamed up with Cash App to have part of his salary paid to him in Bitcoin. 

This latest announcement for the player known as OBJ comes after he recently joined the NFT field with the purchase of CryptoPunk 3365, which used to be owned by Soby, according to Complex. 

Also, he and his girlfriend Lauren Wood will be expecting their first child.  

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Beckham signed a one-year contract with the Rams after being released by the Cleveland Browns following a disappointing 2 ½-year stint with the team. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the 2014 NFL draft and spent his first five seasons with the club. 

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