Steelers’ Cam Heyward
Punches Justin Herbert In Gut
… Apologizes

11/22/2021 7: 18 AM PT

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive discontinue Cam Heyward is apologizing after socking Justin Herbert in the belly in the midst of Sunday Night Soccer … saying “there change into nothing malicious in the attend of it.”

The controversial play went down with correct over 9 minutes left in the 4th quarter of the wild matchup … when 32-yr-primitive Heyward chased Herbert down and tackled him after a 36-yard plug.

After the play, Heyward remained on high of Herbert for numerous seconds … earlier than Chargers WR Joshua Palmer rushed up to push him off. Each guys then obtained valid into a shoving match earlier than Heyward unloaded the intestine-punch on Herbert.

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— Ben Brown (@BenBrownPL) November 22, 2021
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Heyward change into hit with an pointless roughness penalty because the play … and explained his facet of things to journalists after the 41-37 loss.

“To be honest, I change into working after the ball, and I caught my hand below, so when I change into seeking to get attend up, I couldn’t get up, and I fell attend on him.”

“I realize it looks to be like unpleasant, (but) there change into nothing malicious in the attend of it. I get now not judge I change into seeking to punch him, but I realize it looks to be like worse than it’s in unhurried motion. I’m sorry if I did the relaxation to offend any one.”

“I need I had said more to Justin after, but there change into nothing in the attend of it.”

Herbert did now not seem to mind the play — he even complimented Heyward’s toughness and said whatever took space on the realm will assign there.

As for Heyward, he’s facing a doable comfortable for the play.

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