Another week and another fine for a Pittsburgh Steelers player.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward has been fined $22,050 for unsportsmanlike conduct – using abusive language towards an official in the game Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
#Steelers DE Cameron Heyward was fined $22,050 for unsportsmanlike conduct — using abusive language towards an official
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 3, 2014
Heyward was flagged following the three-yard touchdown run by Buccaneers running back Doug Martin with 12:27 left in the third quarter. After that play, Heyward was very upset that the officials missed Buccaneers tackle Anthony Collins holding inside linebacker Sean Spence out on the edge.
During his Tuesday press conference, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin talked about Heyward being penalized on that particular play.
“I think Cam Heyward was frustrated on the touchdown because he thought it was holding on the play,” said Tomlin. “I thought it was holding on the play. Everybody in the stadium thought there was holding on the play. But it wasn’t called. That’s understandable. If I would have been on that side of the stadium on the field, they probably would have penalized me.”