Steelers’ Cam Heyward sticking with tribute to late father

PITTSBURGH (AP) Cam Heyward is more concerned about paying tribute to his late father and those battling cancer than whatever fine the NFL might throw his way.

The Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end wore eye black with ”Ironhead” written on it for the second straight week during Sunday’s 25-13 win over Arizona. Heyward’s father, Craig Heyward, went by ”Ironhead” during a standout career at Pitt and then another 11 years in the NFL as a running back for four teams. The elder Heyward died after a long fight with cancer in 2006.

The NFL hit with Cam Heyward with $5,787 fine for displaying a personal message. Heyward said he’ll continue to pay the fine, adding he doesn’t ”want to ruffle any feathers, but this is bigger than all we play for. There are people fighting for (their) lives.”

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