Panthers’ Russell Okung To Become 1st NFL Player Paid in Bitcoin; $6.5M of Panthers Salary (TWEETS)

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Has Russell Okung changed the game forever?

The Carolina Panthers will pay half of Russell Okung’s $13 million contract for 2020 in Bitcoin, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

The two-time Pro Bowler reacted to the news on Tuesday:

Okung hasn’t been shy about his desire to be compensated in the form of the popular cryptocurrency:

The 32-year-old is the first NFL player to have a portion of his contract paid out in Bitcoin. Okung was traded to the Panthers from the Los Angeles Chargers in March.