Lions Linebacker DeAndre Levy Says He’s Proud He Broke ‘That Dirtbag’ Joe Paterno’s Leg In College
Remember when Joe Paterno got obliterated on the sideline during a game between Penn State and Wisconsin back in 2006 and broke his leg? Yeah, the player who trucked JoePa into oblivion was current Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy. And guess what? He’s not sorry about it. At all.
In fact, Levy is so not sorry about it he says he’s glad he did it, calling it his “proudest moment in college.”
Speaking to Men’s Journal, Levy had this to say about the incident…
He was most famous for a 2006 play against Penn State, a sideline tackle that accidentally drove him into coach Joe Paterno, breaking JoePa’s left leg. Ten years later, Levy now calls that incident “my proudest moment in college,” as history has since revealed Happy Valley’s sad secrets. “That dirtbag, man,” says Levy of Paterno, who was recently implicated as being aware of child sexual abuse committed by his assistant Jerry Sandusky as early as 1976. “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.”
Granted, people might take issue with him being proud of hurting someone, even Paterno. And Levy obviously didn’t break Paterno’s leg on purpose, but the message he is trying to send in the interview is that there are more important things in life than football. No way anyone can take issue with that.