He Quit Playing Football To Take Care Of His Daughter...But His Team Wouldn't Let Him.
by N/A, 9 years ago | 2 min read| 3777
Cincinnati Bengal's Devon Still certainly wasn't having a great year. With a 4-year-old daughter, diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, he was forced to devote more and more time to taking care of her.
His performance slipped so much, he was reportedly 'understanding' when the Bengal's decided to cut him from the roster.
But that's when the NFL team did something absolutely amazing...
The Bengals offered Still a position on the practice squad.
100% of his daughter's treatment will be covered under the team's insurance policy.
Still estimates $1,000,000 in medical bills.
Still will also earn $6,300...per week.
"I wanted to make the roster, but I have a lot of stuff going on right now that I can't give football 100 percent,''
"Because they know of my situation, the work environment is easier for me because I'm around players that I know who I care about and who care about me.''
"Right now, in the situation I'm in, I need to be in an environment where i know people care about my well-being, care about my family's well-being."
It looks like they're both in good hands.
Do not show me this again