As we all know it was recently reported that Los Angeles Ram’s newest wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr announced he will be accepting his new salary 100% in Bitcoin, via his new partnership with Cash App. Beckham is the latest high profile athlete to publicize his newest earnings will be paid in Bitcoin, a move like this could make him up to $4.5 million in BTC in one year. He shared his announcement via a video posted to his Twitter account last week. The three-time Pro-Bowler captioned his post: “It’s a NEW ERA & to kick that off I’m hyped to announce that I’m taking my new salary 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. 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 pic.twitter.com/ds1IgZ1zup
— Odell Beckham Jr (@obj) November 22, 2021
It looks like through his partnership, Cash App will allow OBJ to give away $1 million in bitcoin to his fans. In order for fans to enter at a chance to win, participants had to respond to OBJ tweet with their cashtags, or Cash App user name.
Cash App allows users to send and receive money, invest in stocks and also trade Bitcoin. Earlier this month, Green Bay packers star Aaron Rogers announced a similar salary plan for himself, stating he is also receving a part of his salary in Bitcoin via a Cash App partnership. Last December the Carolina Panthers said they would be paying half of the $13 million salary of former offensive tackle Russell Okung in bitcoin.
OBJ signed a one-year contract with the Rams earlier this month on November 5th after only playing 29 games with the Cleveland Browns and less than one week after they released him of his contract.