LA Rams wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will be paid in Bitcoin
By Bob Garcia
Odell Beckham Jr. of the Los Angeles Rams has embraced Bitcoin in a big way. The wide receiver, who is better known as OBJ, revealed today that he will be receiving his 2021 NFL salary in Bitcoin.
In a video released on Twitter, Beckham announced, “It’s the start of a new era. I’m looking forward to the future. That’s why I’m taking my new salary in Bitcoin. Thanks to Cash App, to all my fans out there – no matter where you are – I want to say: ‘thank you.’ I’m giving back a total of $1 million dollars’ worth of BTC to celebrate you. Drop your $cashtag w. #OBJBTC & follow @CashApp NOW.”
The news comes after OBJ signed his one-year deal with the Rams less than two weeks ago. Beckham made his season debut on November 15th against the San Francisco 49ers. He had just 2 catches for 18 yards and will next play this Sunday in Green Bay after a bye week.
While OBJ’s contract has a base salary of $750,000, he can earn as much as $4.25 million through incentives. He is eligible for free agency in March of 2022 if he doesn’t extend his contract with the Rams.
OBJ’s willingness to take bitcoin isn’t the only big cryptocurrency news to come out of Los Angeles in recent days. Last week, AEG revealed that the Staples Center would be renamed Crypto.com Arena starting on Christmas Day. The 20-year naming rights for the building sold for a reported $700 million.