Not every fine the NFL lets loose makes sense.
Last week the NFL fined Steelers defensive end Cam Heyward for wearing eye black during a game. Unfortunately the league didn't due any player background info to find a reason why he wore the eye black. If they did they would've found out Heyward had a great reason for breaking the league rule.
Cam Heyward wore eye black to honor his late father, Craig "Ironhead" Heyward.Craig Heyward, a former NFL fullback, battled cancer before his death in 2006.
The eye black says "Iron" under one eye and "Head" under the other. This week he faces an $11,576 fine for a second violation of the rules regarding the display of personal messages.
The NFL is wrong for this one.
I believe the NFL should have a code of conduct in regards to the uniform, but they should also give a little lead way to players who want to do certain things to honor a direct family member (mom, dad, sibling) who may have passed away due to an illness.
The league needs to address this rule soon before it gets out of hand.