Devon Still's jersey gets record sales for Bengals
CINCINNATI (FOX19) - The story of Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still and his 4-year-old daughter Leah, who is battling stage 4 neuroblastoma cancer, continues to be one of the most remarkable stories we've heard around the NFL in years.
Hours after Still was signed to the Bengals active roster on Wednesday, his jersey sales went through the roof. The New Orleans Saints placed an order for 100 jerseys, boosting the two-day total well beyond one thousand jerseys sold, according to Jeff Berding, the Bengals' director of sales and public affairs.
All proceeds of Still's jersey will go to benefit Cincinnati Children's Hospital and pediatric cancer care and research.
"Surprised and grateful are the words I would use," said Still. "I didn't expect so many people to support this. I think it's huge for pediatric cancer that everybody is bringing awareness to this. It just shows how much the world of sports has an impact on what's going on in this world."
Each Still jersey is selling for $100, plus tax. There are no jerseys available in the pro shop at this time. Orders placed will be delivered in the next four weeks and must be made through the Bengals to benefit pediatric cancer research.
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