Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end, Cameron Heyward fined for wearing eye black honoring his father

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Heyward was disappointed after learning he got fined by the NFL for wearing an eye black to honor his father, a former NFL fullback Craig “Ironhead” Heyward, on Monday night game against the Chargers.

The player’s father lost his battle against cancer and died in May 2006. Heyward wrote the words “Iron” and “Head” under his eyes, this resulted in a $5,787 fine. He said he will try to appeal the infraction of the league’s uniform policy, and also try to continue wearing the eye black if it’s possible.

During Wednesday’s practice Heyward said “To lose a person like that due to cancer, for cancer awareness, I don’t think it should be a big deal at all.”

The League makes no exceptions to its uniform policy. Vice president of football operations Troy Vincent, recently told Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams that he was not allowed to wear pink accessories outside of October, this month is breast cancer awareness. Sandra Hill, the player’s mother died of breast cancer in May 2014.

Heyward communicated on social media Wednesday “Got fined for honoring my Dad who bravely fought cancer on my eye black. #Nevergiveup #CancerSucks”

“There are a lot of other things we could be worried about,” expressed Heyward referring to the league’s decision. “Guys want to do right by the league. They don’t want to upset anybody. I do it to honor somebody, DeAngelo does it to honor somebody, it shouldn’t be taken to offense by anybody. We’re not trying to gain publicity by it. We grew up in this game loving it. To be a part of it is a blessing, but I want to honor [my dad].”

This is the first time Heyward is fined for wearing the “Ironhead” eye black, he said, although he has done it before.

The player has a six-year deal worth $60 million with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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