Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith purchased several Devon Still Cincinnati Bengals jerseys, which the team is selling to raise money for a local hospital in honor of Still's 4-year-old daughter, Leah, who is being treated for cancer.
"He's one of our brothers in this league, and any time I have the opportunity to support him, as well as any of the other kids in the country who are fighting childhood cancer, it's something that if I can help, I will," Smith said Wednesday.
Smith said he worked out with Still, with whom he shares an agent, during the offseason. Because of the jersey sales' success, the Bengals have pledged to donate over $1 million to the Cincinnati Children's Hospital.
"Even if I didn't know him, it's something I would have done," Smith said. "It's a great cause. It's something that, obviously, I can't personally relate to because it's his daughter fighting for her life and she's a very strong young lady. I have a young son, and I can only imagine what it's like."
Still, a second-round pick in 2012, was cut and put on the practice squad in early September so he could maintain his health insurance with the Bengals. Since then, several teams have reached out to him and supported the cause. New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton bought 100 jerseys and gave them out in Cincinnati, while the New England Patriots cheerleaders wore the jerseys during a recent game in tribute to him.