Cameron Heyward will appeal the NFL’s fine for wearing a personal message on his eye black, and clarified his intentions for making the statement: the Steelers DE said the gesture wasn’t just for his late father, Craig “Ironhead” Heyward, who died of brain cancer, but for everyone.
Last week, the NFL fined Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward $5,787 for wearing eye black honoring his father Craig “Ironhead” Heyward, who died of brain cancer in 2006. Heyward wore the same eye black in yesterday’s game against the Cardinals, and the league will likely fine him more this time.
Carlos Gonzalez’s eye black led to a complete breakdown in the SNY booth tonight as Gary Cohen, Ron Darling, and Keith Hernandez lost all ability to communicate over the concept of pasties.
The NFL is reminding players that using eye black as face paint is a violation of the league's uniform code.