A couple days back, former Wisconsin star and current Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy claimed that rolling up on Joe Paterno and breaking his leg during a game in 2006 was his “proudest moment of my career.”
Levy went on to say,
“We’ve gotta stop prioritizing sports over humanity,” says Levy. “Just because somebody can throw a football or coach football, they’re excluded from their wicked acts.”
The former Lions defensive MVP got a few waves of criticism for skewering a dead man, despite his reprehensible acts. Levy wrote a guest column in the Detroit Free Press doubling down on his initial statement.
I hope me speaking in jest about my “proudest moment” doesn’t distract from the serious sentiment. Any person or institution, Joe Paterno included, that turns away from or fails to act against sexual assault is a “dirtbag.”
This may sound insensitive but dying when he did may have been the best thing to happen to Joe Paterno. Same goes for Michael Jackson.
[h/t The Big Lead]