Cam Heyward could face second fine for eye black

ByJeremy Fowler ESPN logo
Monday, October 19, 2015

PITTSBURGH -- Steelers defensive end Cam Heyward wore eye black to honor his late father, Craig "Ironhead" Heyward, for the second straight game, despite receiving a $5,787 fine last week for violating the NFL's uniform policy.

The eye black says "Iron" under one eye and "Head" under the other.

He faces an $11,576 fine for a second violation of the rules regarding the display of personal messages.

Craig Heyward, a former NFL fullback, battled cancer before his death in 2006.

Cam Heyward told ESPN that he was not given permission from the NFL to wear the eye black, but the league will hear his appeal of the original fine Tuesday. He is not sure whether he will get fined again.

Will he keep wearing it?

"That's the goal," Heyward said after the Steelers' 25-13 win over the Arizona Cardinals. "There have been others, and I'm not going to name any names, that have worn it to support cancer. I don't want to get involved in it, but it's bigger than me. I'm not going to shy away from the fight against cancer, and I'm going to support them in any way possible."

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