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Sean Culkin, Latest NFL Player to Announce Bitcoin Salary, Cut From Chiefs

The tight end's tenure in Kansas City ended before it even began.

May 10, 2021 at 10:20 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 12:53 p.m. UTC

Sean Culkin, the National Football League tight end who made headlines last month when he said he would convert all of his salary to bitcoin, has been cut from the Kansas City Chiefs, a team spokesman confirmed to CoinDesk.

Culkin was seeking to one up Russell Okung, the offensive tackle who started converting half his salary into bitcoin starting late last year. Okung's contract was for $13 million; Culkin's was set for $920,000.

The news of Culkin's dismissal comes on the day quarterback Tom Brady added laser eyes to his Twitter bio, a move that sent observers into a tizzy over whether the legend was also stocking up on BTC.

A call to Culkin's agent was not immediately returned.

Danny Nelson contributed reporting.

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