NFL Football QB of the Buffalo Bills Matt Barkley Asks for Bitcoin Payments in Contract, But Fails


Matt Barkley — who currently serves as the backup QB for the Buffalo Bills — has played for a number of teams throughout his seven-year old career (including the San Francisco 49ers and Cincinnati Bengals).

However, in a first of its kind, it is being reported that Barkley asked his previous employers to dole out his outstanding remunerations in the form of Bitcoin — a request that was swiftly rejected by all of the involved parties.

More on the Matter

Even though Barkley was unsuccessful in procuring his payments in BTC, he has served as a trailblazer of sorts — especially since more and more athletes (such as Russell Okung) have also been trying to push the NFL to adopt alternative payment routes such as cryptocurrencies.

In this regard, Okung released a series of tweets recently:

“How dope would it be to see a ESPN headline with an athlete being paid in $BTC? “’m part of the revolution. Long $BTC, short the bankers.”

Final Take

While it may take some time before professional teams start to even consider using BTC and other such alt-assets as legitimate payment avenues, the fact that some players already seeking out such routes is a feat unto itself.

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