By CCN: Bitcoin has managed to gain the support of an ally on one of America’s most televised platforms. Russell Okung, a two-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl Champion, has become one of the most vocal advocates for bitcoin and digital currencies.
Okung is one of several high-profile athletes pushing to be paid in bitcoin. While other sectors, particularly tech, have seen an uptick in workers paid with crypto, the vast majority of industries have lagged behind.
Earlier in May, Okung threw down the gauntlet to NFL owners and demanded to be paid in bitcoin. Despite his request falling on deaf ears, Okung has turned to a hands-on approach in supporting crypto, repping the bitcoin logo on his locker. In a tweet published on May 29, the Chargers’ star Right Tackle – who refers to himself as the ‘Chief Blocking Officer’ of bitcoin–showed how he will be spreading the word on BTC in the upcoming season:
— Russell Okung