Who says good things don’t happen to great people?
On the same day that his daughter Leah underwent her final cancer treatment, defensive tackle Devon Still has revealed that he has signed a contract with the Houston Texans to continue playing football.
— Devon Still (@Dev_Still71) January 6, 2016
Still made the announcement in the above Tweet with the following message:
Leah’s last treatment is Friday. I just signed a contract to get back to doing what I love. I would say this week is a good week! I told myself from day one with Leah’s diagnosis I would give her my all and sacrifice my career because if I lost her to cancer I could never get her back but if I lost football, given the right opportunity, I could get it back. Thanks to the Texans for giving me that opportunity!
It’s great to see Still get back on an NFL roster after going through what he’s been through with his daughter over the last two years. In 2014, his daughter was diagnosed with cancer and the story took the country by storm. His former team, the Cincinnati Bengals, kept him on the payroll in order to provide the insurance to take care of his daughter. For her to come out a survivor only makes this story better.
Still’s deal is reportedly worth the league minimum of $675,000.
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