Bengals Keep Player On Squad To Help Pay For Daughter’s Chemo

September 7, 2014  |  


I may not be a huge football fan but the Cincinnati Bengals are my new favorite team. The NFL team made the executive decision to keep defensive tackle Devon Still on their practice squad, after cutting him, to help him pay for his 4-year-old daughter’s cancer treatment. Leah, Devon’s four-year daughter has a potentially fatal, rare form of cancer called neuroblastoma.

By keeping Still on the practice squad, he will be able to benefit from medical insurance and maintain a salary of $6,300. He will also be required to travel less and can spend more time with Leah.

The 25-year-old football player has expressed nothing but gratitude towards the team and his followers. In an interview with ABC he stated,

 I completely understand where the Bengals were coming from when they cut me because I couldn’t give football 100 percent right now,

Our thoughts and prayers are with Devon and Leah.

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