Cam Heyward Will Stop Wearing Eye Black Honoring Late Father
The NFL fined the Steelers DL twice for writing "Ironhead" on his eye black, a tribute to his late father, Craig "Ironhead" Heyward.By Matt Moreno | October 21, 2015
After a discussion with the NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman Cam Heyward will no longer wear his "Ironhead" eye black during games.
Heyward's been wearing it as a tribute to his late father, Craig "Ironhead" Heyward, who died of brain cancer. The only problem is the altered eye black violated the NFL's uniform policy, and Heyward started getting fined for it.
But the former first-round pick says it's all good now. During an appeal hearing over his first fine of $5,787, Heyward said he and the league came to an agreement — he'll stop wearing the eye black and will instead honor his father "in other ways on and off the field."