Cam Heyward is more concerned about paying tribute to his late father, Craig “Ironhead” Heyward of Passaic High School fame, and those battling cancer, than whatever fine the NFL might throw his way.
ESPN noted that Heyward came out with black tape under his eyes which displayed the words “Iron” and “Head.” The words reference his father, former NFL fullback Craig “Ironhead” Heyward, who died of cancer in 2006.
As we previously reported, the 26-year-old was fined $5,787 by the league for the tribute.
News of the penalty had many questioning why he was fined for honoring his late father, especially when the league is supporting cancer awareness this month.
Despite one fine and facing a potential second fine, Heyward said he is going to continue wearing the eye tape.
“There have been others, and I’m not going to name any names, that have worn it to support cancer,” he said. “I don’t want to get involved in it, but it’s bigger than me. I’m not going to shy away from the fight against cancer, and I’m going to support them in any way possible.”
Cam Heyward is wearing the eyeblack again. Good. pic.twitter.com/0Zr8zbF0XT
— Justin Russo (@FlyByKnite) October 18, 2015