Patriots Cheerleaders Wore Devon Still Jerseys in Show of Support for Bengals Tackle’s Daughter (Pic + Video)
There is nothing unusual about the above photo at first glance. It looks like the Cincinnati Bengals’ “Ben-Gals” Cheerleaders wearing the jersey of one of the Bengals players.
Those are not the Bengals cheerleaders, though. Last night in Foxborough, during the New England-Cincinnati game, the Patriots Cheerleaders wore Devon Still Jerseys in a show of support for the Cincinnati defensive tackle and his daughter Leah.
Leah was diagnosed with pediatric cancer over the summer, so Still was unable to devote 100% of his attention to preparing for the 2014 NFL season. As a result, the Bengals could not keep Still on their 53-man roster to start the season. However, to make sure he didn’t lose his paycheck and insurance coverage, the Bengals signed Still to their practice squad. Then they announced that all proceeds from the sales from #75 Devon Still Bengals jerseys would go to the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and pediatric cancer research.
Not surprisingly, sales of #75 Bengals jerseys took off. New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton alone bought 100 of them as a show of support.
Now this from New England Patriots Cheerleaders. It’s enough to make a grown man cry. And, well, it did.
That grown man was Devon Still: