In September 2014, the Cincinnati Bengals cut a player over the weekend but later re-sign with team so he can pay for his daughter’s cancer treatments. It’s the hardest for NFL teams to cut players, but it’s just part of the business and world we live in. No matter what profession this is the predicament for many people in the world. Normally most professional sport teams very seldomly lend out a helping hand especially for personal reasons. I don’t think this was a hard decision to make at all, considering this circumstance.
Defensive tackle Devon Still who is 25-years old said he understood why he was released from the team this past weekend, since earlier in the year he learned his daughter Leah has stage 4 pediatric cancer, quite understandably he has struggled on the field.
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He told ABC News,”My whole world turned upside down.” The Bengals re-signed him on the practice squad, meaning he still will be getting paid and can have health insurance as well.
Still said,”They could have washed there hands with me and said they didn’t care about what I was going through on the field. It’s like a blessing in disguise.”
On the practice squad, Still will receive a weekly salary of $6,300 and will get to spend more time with his daughter due to less traveling while on practice squad.
Still said what a blessing it is to be on an organization like this. Leah down below is preparing for her fourth round of chemotherapy.
Still is so grateful the Bengals put his personal needs in consideration. See video below.
Michael Strahan on ABC News explains the whole situation on video below.
This is a true class act by the Cincinnati Bengals organization. We all have our struggles in life and sometimes tend to forget how blessed some of us truly are. Our prayers are with the Still family! Share this on Facebook to spread your prayers for the little girl Leah in beating this cancer.