Mié. Feb 8th, 2023

Pittsburgh Steelers veterans Cameron Heyward and Minkah Fitzpatrick had a fight on the sidelines during their win over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night.

The incident occurred towards the end of the first half. Heyward was charged with an unnecessary roughness penalty when he was seen on top of a pile with a handful of Ravens offensive players. He appeared to be dragged to the ground by tackle Ronnie Staley.

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JK Dobbins of the Ravens breaks up a tackle by Cameron Heyward of the Pittsburgh Steelers on January 1, 2023 in Baltimore, Maryland.
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The flag breathed new life into the Ravens’ drive and quarterback Tyler Huntley would find tight end Isaiah Likely for the touchdown to go up 10-3 before the first half ended.

The NBC broadcast showed the Steelers’ sideline afterwards and it appeared that Heyward and Fitzpatrick were arguing over the play. The veteran defensive lineman seemed to be holding his own and had to be stopped by some teammates.

The fiery Steelers came out on top thanks to a clever touchdown pass from Kenny Pickett in the final moments of the game. Fitzpatrick would intercept Huntley to end the game and the Steelers would go home happy.

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Cameron Heyward and head coach Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrate after defeating the Ravens 16-13 on January 1, 2023 in Baltimore.

Cameron Heyward and head coach Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrate after defeating the Ravens 16-13 on January 1, 2023 in Baltimore.
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NFL official Land Clark was asked after the game about the call and told the pool reporter that Heyward «continued to push after the play and that’s why she was called.»

Heyward explained his point of view after the match.

«I was already hot because I tried to get my hands up and he pulled me down and I made contact with the ref,» he said, via Sports Illustrated. «That’s when they dropped the flag. It’s unfortunate, and I would have felt horrible if we lost that game because of me.»

Minkah Fitzpatrick of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates with teammates after intercepting a pass from the Ravens' Tyler Huntley on January 1, 2023 in Baltimore.

Minkah Fitzpatrick of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates with teammates after intercepting a pass from the Ravens’ Tyler Huntley on January 1, 2023 in Baltimore.
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Pittsburgh won the game 16-13.

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