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Still re-signed to help daughter's cancer fight

2014-09-05 13:29
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Cape Town - The Cincinnati Bengals have re-signed Devon Still which will help the player fund his 4-year-old daughter's fight against cancer.

According to ABC news, defensive tackle Devon Still has been resigned by the Cincinnati Bengals to allow the player to help pay for his daughter's fight against cancer.

Still was cut from the NFL team just last week but has now been given a rare second chance. The player has called the move a "blessing in disguise" after the Bengals offered him a role on their practise team. 

As a member of the Bengals’ practice squad, Still will receive medical insurance and a weekly salary of $6,300.

Devon Still's daughter, Leah, was diagnosed with stage 4 pediatric cancer in June.  

“I completely understand where the Bengals were coming from when they cut me because I couldn’t give football 100 percent right now,” Still, 25, told ABC News.

“They could have washed their hands with me and said they didn’t care about what I was going through off the field,” Still said.

“It’s like a blessing in disguise for me.”

“We’re going to go to battle with cancer,” Still said.

“She’s willing to put up a fight to beat it.”

As part of the practise team, Still will not travel as much, helping him to be at his daughter's side as she fights cancer. 

Still posted this image of Leah last week on her way to start her fourth round of chemotherapy.

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