CINCINNATI — At the beginning of the football season, the Cincinnati Bengals cut Devon Still from the roster.
But after he cleared waivers, he was re-signed to the practice squad to allow him to keep his salary and medical benefits so his daughter, 4-year-old Leah, could be treated for Stage 4 neuroblastoma, a rare pediatric cancer.
The team then began selling Still game jerseys for $100, with all proceeds going to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and pediatric cancer care and research. The Bengals said they sold just more than 10,000 of the jerseys, with New Orleans Saints coach Sean Peyton buying 100 of the jerseys.
On Thursday night, during the Bengals’ game against the Cleveland Browns, and with Leah Still at the stadium to watch her father play for the first time in person, the Bengals presented a check to the hospital for $1,349,582.63.