Friday October 3rd, 2014

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward has been fined $22,050 for abusive language towards an official in the team's loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last Sunday, reports ProFootballTalk.com.

Heyward was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct in the third quarter of the Steelers' 27-24 loss, in which they gave up 10 points in the fourth quarter to blow the win.

Heyward has 14 tackles and two sacks this season.

The Steelers selected the Ohio State product in the first round of the 2011 NFL draft, and the team has already picked up Heyward's option for next season.

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Pittsburgh is 2-2 this season after the loss to the Buccaneers. The Steelers travel to play the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

Ben Estes

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