Channing Smythe, the mother of Leah Still, is accusing defensive tackle Devon Still of not paying child support for the months of August, September, October and November. The New York Daily News reports that Gloria Allred, a civil right's attorney who's representing Smythe, "delivered a letter to the NFL on Tuesday asking the league to investigate if Still has violated its Personal Conduct Policy by failing to pay child support for the girl".
"I don’t think it is fair that Devon Still, who is Leah’s father, has refused to pay any child support for her for the months of August, September, October and November of this year," Smythe said in a declaration that accompanied the letter addressed to NFL vice president Jeffrey Pash.
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 goes on to talk about the outstanding medical bills that she's faced with, all without having a full-time job because of the time it takes to care of their daughter, who has neuroblastoma.
Devon Still offered a tweet, hinting that the accusations are false.
@NYDNSports "Truth allows you to live with integrity. Everything you do and say shows the world who you really are. Let it be the Truth."— Devon Still (@Dev_Still71) November 26, 2014
We only say this... we're not walking in their shoes, so don't throw stones.