Devon Still’s girlfriend Asha will soon be Mrs. Asha Still. The two got engaged this year and posted a picture of Asha with her engagement ring, all smiles. Devon was cut from the Cincinatti Bengals squad earlier for missing practices and some mini-camp because of the situation with his daughter, but the Bengals organization rehired him to play on the practice squad and therefore not have to travel in order for him to focus on and help pay for her treatments.
Devon’s four year-old daughter Leah has cancer, and she is fighting through chemo treatment and trying to beat it. Any way you slice it, the situation is sad and scary. Asha is clearly doing everything she can to support Devon and Leah. They, along with the Cincinatti Bengals, have set up a campaign to raise money for pediatric cancer research. It’s hard to imagine how frightening it must be to have a child with stage IV neuroblastoma cancer. Devon’s daughter Leah is the child of he and his former girlfriend Channing Smythe, who is also doing everything she can to help and support Leah.
Asha is a hairstylist and is very happy to be engaged to Devon, who has got all kinds of things to work toward right now. He has made the statement before that everything he was doing on the field was to help Leah. It was cool of the Bengals organization to rehire him onto the practice squad. It’s a touchy situation to have to let go of a player because he’s missing practices to try and attend to his sick daughter. In fact, the Bengals ensured that the NFL health insurance would help shoulder the burden of her treatments, which he’s said might go as high as $1,000,000. He’s actually on the active roster. Other players must surely understand the intent here, and it’s hard to have any resentment. Best wishes for Devon, Asha, and Leah.