The heartwarming story of NFL player Devon Still and his cancer-stricken daughter, Leah, has been derailed by Still’s money-grubbing ex-girlfriend.
The Cincinnati Bengals re-signed Still after he was cut from the team so he could retain his health insurance to pay his daughter’s mounting medical bills.
The Bengals held fundraising drives and donated money to help offset the costs. But one person who is still awaiting a check is Still’s ex-girlfriend and Leah’s mother, Channing Smythe, who is noticeably missing from Devon and Leah’s social media photos.
Smythe’s attorney, Gloria Allred, held a press conference to accuse Still of being a deadbeat father who refuses to pay child support.
Smythe said in her declaration that she is unable to work because Leah’s treatment and care require full-time attention, adding they would be homeless if a friend of her mother’s had not permitted them to move in with her. Smythe claimed she had to accept food stamps from July through October in order to feed herself and her daughter.
Smythe and Leah live in Delaware, and Smythe said she has to borrow cars from friends and relatives to take the girl to Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia for treatment.
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