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Cam Heyward ‘Sorry’ for Late Hit on Justin Herbert, Could Face Fine

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After chasing down Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cam Heyward drew a personal foul call after he appeared to punch the second-year passer in the torso.

While Heyward could have a fine coming his way for the incident, he reportedly will not miss any games.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Heyward is not facing a suspension, but could be fined for his interaction with Herbert.

Heyward explained the situation and apologized to Herbert after the game, but insisted their was nothing nefarious about his actions.

“To be honest, I was running after the ball, and I caught my hand under, so when I was trying to get back up, I couldn’t get up, and I fell back on him,” Heyward said postgame. “I know it looks terrible, (but) there was nothing malicious behind it. I don’t think I was trying to punch him, but I know it looks worse than it is in slow motion. I’m sorry if I did anything to offend anybody. I wish I had said more to Justin after, but there was nothing behind it.”

Heyward is in the midst of another All-Pro caliber season. The 32-year-old has 49 combined tackles, seven tackles-for-loss, seven passes defended, 4.5 sacks and an interception on the year.

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