NFL Fines Pittsburgh Steelers' Cam Hewyard for 'Iron Head' Eye Black Honoring His Late Father Who Battled Cancer

By D.J. Byrnes on October 14, 2015 at 1:14 pm

"Cancer sucks," is about as unanimous as a take can be. Yet, it appears it's a take a bit too hot for the super chill people at "the National Football League."

Pittsburgh DL Cameron Heyward took to Twitter on Wednesday to say he was fined (an undisclosed amount) for eye black he wore during the Steelers' 24-20 Monday night victory over the San Diego Chargers.

"Iron Head" is in reference to the late Craig "Iron Head" Heyward, Cam's father and an 11-year NFL vet, who fought cancer bravely before succumbing in 2006.

The NFL "promotes" Pink October — its effort to raise Breast Cancer Awareness throughout the month.

The NFL created similar headlines earlier this week by denying Steeler RB D'Angelo Williams' request to wear pink all season long in honor of his late mother, who battled breast cancer.

Say what you will about the NFL, but at least it's consistent in its awfulness.

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