Shocking! NFL Teams Punt on Player Demands to Be Paid in Bitcoin
The NFL can’t see that they would be doing players a favor by letting them save and grow their earnings in crypto. | Source: (i) Shutterstock (ii) Shutterstock
By CCN: NFL teams are getting pressure to pay their players in bitcoin, but so far they haven’t budged. It’s unclear why they would push back against a policy that would not only slash costs for the organization but would give NFL players an opportunity to begin saving and growing their earnings before retirement.
Morgan Creek Digital Co-Founder and Partner Anthony Pompliano tweeted about NFL Quarterback Matt Barkley wanting to be paid in crypto, adding:
“Matt is just one of many bitcoiners that are playing in the NFL on Sundays.”
NFL Quarterback @MattBarkley tried to get the San Francisco 49ers and Cincinnati Bengals to each pay his contracts in Bitcoin.
Neither would do it.
Matt is just one of many Bitcoiners that are playing in the NFL on Sundays 🔥🔥
— Pomp 🌪 (@APompliano) May 14, 2019
While crypto Twitter didn’t hesitate to help the NFL quarterback become more engaged in the market, he let them know he was already a few steps ahead.
Already am mining https://t.co/Wgn8KVdLYA
— Matt Barkley (@MattBarkley) May 14, 2019
NFL Will Eventually Cave
The pressure on the NFL to pay its players in crypto is only getting hotter. NFL Player Russell Okung is among the “bitcoiners.” The Los Angeles Chargers Left Tackle made his request on Twitter, and he hasn’t stopped tweeting about it since.