Today's good news comes courtesy of the Cincinnati Bengals, though the backstory is rather sad. Bengals player Devon Still's 4-year-old daughter was diagnosed with stage 4 pediatric cancer. Still hadn't been playing well, and after getting the news, he was struggling to, in his words, give 100%.
When it came time for final cuts, Still got the bad news that he didn't make the team. He didn't blame the team, telling ABC News ,"I completely understand where the Bengals were coming from when they cut me because I couldn't give football 100 percent right now."
The Bengals then told Still that they were going to re-sign him to the practice squad so that he could continue to draw a $6,300/week salary, get medical insurance, and, since the practice squad doesn't travel, he can stay home with his daughter as she gets treatment.
Said Still, "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."
Here's hoping that Still's daughter makes a fast and full recovery. Good on ya, Cincinnati Bengals. Good on ya.
Source: Good Morning America / ABC News