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NFL Fines Cameron Heyward For Eye Black Honoring His Dad Who Died From Cancer

Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward is the son of Craig “Ironhead” Heyward, a former NFL fullback who died at the age of 39 from brain cancer. To remember his father, Heyward wrote “Iron Head” on his eye black for Monday night’s game against the Chargers. That’s against the league’s uniform policy, so he earned a fine.

Heyward tweeted out news of his fine with a photo of his eye black:

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NFL Network’s Rand Getlin confirmed the fine, which appears to be the maximum for a uniform violation:

Remember, the NFL cares, when it suits them.

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