The NFL Fines Cam Heyward For Honoring His Late Father
The NFL is full of hypocrites. They want their players to honor people fighting cancer but only if it's on their terms. October is the month that the NFL honors breast cancer awareness by having players and coaches wear pink. The whole goal is to make people aware of the deadly disease and so that people get themselves checked out.
A few players think that they should be allowed to keep wearing pink throughout the entire season, but the NFL said no. Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams said that he wanted to wear pink all season long to honor his mother who passed away from breast cancer but he said that he wasn't allowed to and if he did he would be fined. So the way he's going around the NFL is that he dyed his hair pink.
One Steelers player that was fined for honoring a cancer victim is Cam Heyward. He took to twitter to announce that the NFL fined him because he put his late father's nickname on his eyeblack on Monday night. He put "Iron head" to honor his dad Craig “Ironhead” Heyward who played 11 seasons in the NFL. In 2006, at the age of 39, Heyward lost his battle with cancer.
This just doesn't make any sense. So I guess it's okay to pay tribute to cancer victims but only if it's on the NFL terms.
Bunch of hypocrites.