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49ers, Bengals Rejected Matt Barkley's Request to Pay His Contracts in Bitcoin

Buffalo Bills backup quarterback Matt Barkley has played for a number of NFL teams in his career, including short stints with the San Francisco 49ers and Cincinnati Bengals. And apparently, he attempted to receive his paychecks in a unique fashion: bitcoin.

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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 ud83dudd25ud83dudd25

With cryptocurrency continuing to grow in popularity, it isn't surprising that professional athletes are taking notice.