CINCINNATI (AP) – The Bengals and Browns played the battle of Ohio Thursday night and the biggest cheer of the night came right after the first quarter.
That’s when a very large check was presented, in honor of a very brave young girl.
Bengals defensive lineman Devon Still has been playing football this season with a heavy heart while his 4-year-old daughter battles stage 4 cancer.
Thursday night for the first time, Still’s daughter Leah was strong enough to watch her father play a game in person.
The Bengals have been selling Devon Still’s number 75 jersey all season with proceeds benefitting cancer research.
The team announced it has sold close to 15,000 of those jerseys this season and tonight they presented a check worth more than $1.3 million.
The Bengals cut Still during training camp but resigned him to the practice squad so that he could keep his health insurance. Still eventually ended up on the roster and has been playing for the team most of this season.