NFL Team Re-Signs Player So He Can Afford Cancer Treatments for His 4-Year-Old

devon still and daughterSome of the best news to come out of the NFL this season isn't regarding a touchdown or slick tackle. It won't even be about the underdog crushing the undefeated team or if Joe Quarterback broke some record. It's about a team re-signing someone they just cut.

The Cincinnati Bengals had cut Devon Still, a defensive tackle, after he was unable to attend many team activities and offseason camp. His reason, however, was because his 4-year-old daughter Leah is battling stage-four pediatric cancer and he needed to be by her side. No job means no health insurance for Leah who needs treatments, so the team found another job for Still so he can retain insurance.


The NFL has a lot of money -- an insane amount of money. And I love how they have figured out a way to put that money to the best use possible. They gave Still a job that works perfectly for his current family situation and allows him to have the health insurance he needs to care for his daughter. He is now on the practice squad, is able to stay on home turf and not travel nearly every week like the players do, and his health insurance will be restored, along with a gracious salary, of course. That salary is $6,300 a week in case you were wondering. Impressive.

It's wonderful to see that the NFL has a heart and does the right thing for its players.

Still told ABC News that "they could have washed their hands with me and said they didn't care about what I was going through off the field. It's like a blessing in disguise for me."

He continued regarding his daughter Leah: "We're going to go to battle with cancer. She's willing to put up a fight to beat it."

I sincerely hope that Still re-signing is only part of the happiness this family is feeling. Leah is just beginning her fourth round of chemotherapy and my thoughts and healing wishes are with her.

What do you think of Still being re-signed?


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