The New York Daily News published a story that Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still hasn't paid child support since July, missing the months of August, September, October, and November. The New York Daily News said that they were unable to get a response from Still, who issued a tweet that denied the allegation.
Still released a statement through the team Wednesday afternoon.
"My daughter's battle with cancer has been inspirational to many all over the world," Still said in a statement released by the team. "When she gets older, I want her to be able to look back and read about her positive impact on the world, not about the private issues her parents were going through. I am not going to retaliate against the mother of my daughter, and the untruthful reports in the New York Daily News article, by criticizing her character. I am going to continue to allow the court system to handle this matter, as it has been doing these past couple of months."
Head coach Marvin Lewis reiterated his support, as well as the team's, of Still during his weekly presser on Wednesday.
"We're not privy to all the facts of it," Lewis said at the start of his weekly news conference, "but Devon is very confident that he's taking care of business the right way and eventually, at some point, if there's things that need to be done through the legality through the courts that all would come out that way.