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FSU football players can get $500 from crypto company, SI reports

It’s the latest team-wide name, image and likeness deal, and it’s similar to one at rival Miami.
FSU football players will be able to receive $500 next month from a cryptocurrency company, SI reported Tuesday. It's the team-wide latest name, image and likeness deal.
FSU football players will be able to receive $500 next month from a cryptocurrency company, SI reported Tuesday. It's the team-wide latest name, image and likeness deal. [ Times ]
Published Aug. 17
Updated Aug. 17

A cryptocurrency company is offering $500 to every eligible Florida State football player next month, SI reported Tuesday morning.

The move, from Yummy Crypto, is the second team-wide deal involving a state football program. A similar one happened last month with Miami players and a mixed martial arts gym.

In exchange for the money, SI reports, players must endorse the company at least once a week on social media.

Related: Dan Mullen on Miami name, image and likeness deal: ‘Is that legal?’

“We wanted to help out the whole team — not just the big-time players,” the company’s director of partnerships, Corey Johnson, told SI.

This is the latest high-profile move in the name, image and likeness marketplace. In July, players became able to make money by using their celebrity status in things like social media posts, advertisements and athletic camps.

Related: FSU quarterback battle: ‘I just want to be right,’ Mike Norvell says

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