Bengals Re-Sign Devon Still to Help Pay for Daughter’s Cancer Battle
The Cincinnati Bengals made arguably the most compassionate gestures for one of their players.
After being cut from the team on Saturday, defensive tackle Devon Still was given a second chance by being signed to the Ohio team’s practice squad so that he can continue to provide insurance for his daughter’s cancer treatment.
In June, Still’s 4-year-old daughter was diagnosed with stage 4 pediatric cancer. Like any loving father, caring for his daughter became his main focus, which caused him to be unfocused on the football field.
“I completely understand where the Bengals were coming from when they cut me because I couldn’t give football 100 percent right now,” Still, 25, told ABC News.
Despite Still not being able to give 100 percent, the Bengals knew there was a more important issue at hand: the health of a beautiful little girl.
“They could have washed their hands with me and said they didn’t care about what I was going through off the field,” Still said. “It’s like a blessing in disguise for me.”
As a member of the Bengals’ practice squad, Still will receive a weekly salary of $6,300 and much needed medical insurance for his daughter.
He will also be able to travel less, giving him more time to spend at home with Leah as she completes her treatment.
“We’re going to go to battle with cancer,” Still added. “She’s willing to put up a fight to beat it.”
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