Cam Heyward wears eye black honoring dad despite possible fine

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Steelers DE Cam Heyward faces second fine for eye black
Monday October 19th, 2015

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cam Heyward could face a fine from the NFL for the second straight week after he wore eye black with the words “Iron” and “Head” written on them, according to ESPN. 

Heyward is wearing the eye black to honor his father, former NFL fullback Craig "Ironhead" Heyward, who died in 2006 from cancer.

The writing on the eye black violates the NFL’s uniform policy, which states that players can’t display personal messages. Heyward was fined $5,787 last week and faces a penalty of $11,576 for his second violation.

Heyward will appeal the original fine on Tuesday, but it remains unclear whether he will be fined again. Even if he does receive the fine, he said he has no plans to stop wearing the eye black.

“I'm not going to shy away from the fight against cancer, and I'm going to support them in any way possible,” he said, according to ESPN. 

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