The Los Angeles Rams wide receiver took to Twitter on Monday to announce he will receive the entirety of his new contract in Bitcoin.
“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,” Beckham wrote. “To all my fans out there, no matter where u r: Thank you! I’m giving back a total of $1M in BTC [right now] too. Drop your $cashtag w #OBJBTC & follow @CashApp NOW.”
Beckham is not the first NFL star to be paid in cryptocurrency. Back in October, Aaron Rodgers announced he had teamed up with Cash App to have a portion of his salary paid to him in Bitcoin. The news arrives just a few months after Odell joined the NFT game with the purchase of a CryptoPunk 3365, which was previously owned by Soby.
After a turbulent stint in Cleveland, Beckham signed a one-year contract with the Rams after he cleared waivers earlier this month following his release by the Browns.