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Odell Beckham Jr will receive 100% of his one-year Los Angeles Rams contract in cryptocurrency - Bitcoin, to be exact.
After a few underwhelming seasons in Cleveland, the talented wide receiver was released and has now become a Ram in what is surely one of the best rosters in the NFL.
OBJ joins a stacked offence consisting of Matthew Stafford, Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods.
Meanwhile, the Rams' defence isn't too shabby either, boasting the likes of Von Miller, Jalen Ramsey and - of course - Aaron Donald.
And under the watchful eye of Sean McVay, they stand in pretty good stead of getting their hands on a Super Bowl at some point in the near future.
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
Beckham Jr's fallout from the Browns and subsequent move to LA has been pretty well documented, but rather than simply putting Beckham Jr on a multi-million-dollar deal (where he's probably paid fortnightly or monthly), the Los Angeles Rams have decided to pay his 2021-22 contract using bitcoin instead.
"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."
With cryptocurrency continuing to rise, more and more athletes and high-profile figures are turning to it as a form of payment.
Most notably, fellow NFL player Aaron Rodgers also recently teamed up with Cash App, although it's understood only a portion of his Green Bay Packers salary was going to be paid in Bitcoin - not all of it.
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