Heyward didn't hear any racial slurs from Cardinals fans
Hours after a report surfaced claiming St. Louis Cardinals fans directed racial slurs at Jason Heyward in his return to Busch Stadium on Monday night, the Chicago Cubs outfielder is denying hearing anything specific being shouted at him.
"Honestly, I wasn't really listening," Heyward told CSN Chicago's Patrick Mooney.
Fans reportedly shouted the "N-word" at the former Cardinal, who acknowledged he did hear a certain degree of crowd noise directed his way.
"I don't really pay attention to it. Last night was a blur," Heyward said. "I don't know what was said exactly."
There's currently no hard evidence to support the claims of any racial slurs, and Heyward is ready to move on.
"I don't feel like it's a story," Heyward added. "It's something I've dealt with my whole life. Keep going and don't really give it any attention.
Dexter Fowler, who manned center field Monday night alongside Heyward, also didn't hear any racial slurs directed at his teammate.
Heyward returned to St. Louis for the first time since leaving the Cardinals to sign an eight-year deal with the Cubs over the winter.
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