Sean Culkin, a close-range scorer for the Kansas City Chiefs, intends to make NFL history books because he hopes to be the first player to pay entirely in cryptocurrency.
“I firmly believe that Bitcoin is the future of finance, and I want to prove that I participated in this project not just to make money,” Culkin wrote on his Twitter account on Thursday.
Strictly speaking, Culkin will not directly obtain Bitcoin as he hopes, but instead pay him the normal fee and then convert his money into cryptocurrency.
He told ESPN: “In college, I have always been interested and passionate about finance and economics.”
“During the offseason, I have been hearing about the growth of cryptocurrency. In my opinion, it is getting bigger and bigger.”
Former Carolina Panthers offensive winger and current free agent Russell Okung became the first player to convert part of his salary into cryptocurrency in 2020 after converting nearly half of his income.