Russell Okung is Now the ‘Highest-Paid Player in the NFL’ After Being Paid in Bitcoin

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Carolina Panthers O-Lineman Russell Okung was ahead of the curve when it comes to getting paid. The former Seattle Seahawks player made sure to get paid just how he wanted, and that was in cryptocurrency. Back in December, Okung decided that he wanted half of his $13 million contract for 2020 in Bitcoin.

He got his wish when he asked to be “paid” in Bitcoin.

Now with Bitcoin on the rise, his payday has gone way up.


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Via Bitcoin.com:

“For instance, when BTC hit $44k, the half of his contract that is paid in BTC climbed to $10.59 million, at $56k+ his half turned into more than his entire quoted salary. As far as 2020 NFL salary stats are concerned, Okung has entered the top five position. However, the NFL has recently decided to cap the league’s salaries at $180 million and a ball player’s contract could change in 2021. Because the Carolina Panthers’ offensive tackle (OT) gets half of his salary in BTC, many proponents think of him as the highest-paid player in the NFL and not just ahead of the highest-paid OTs.”

One person went as far as to state that Okung is now the “highest-paid player in the NFL”.

Twitter reacted:

Okung is the first NFL player to have a portion of his contract in Bitcoin.

Genius move.


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