Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy has had a rough couples of seasons. In 2015, Levy was only able to play in one game after having to undergo hip surgery. And in this season, knee and quad injuries have kept him off the field since Week 1. But at least when times are tough for the 29-year-old, he can look back and smile at the time he broke Joe Paterno’s leg. Via Men’s Journal:
Born and raised in Milwaukee, where his mother is an assistant at a medical office and his father works on the line in a steel factory, Levy was a star linebacker at Wisconsin. 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.”
Amen, brother! It’s wild to think that Levy probably felt terrible about hurting Paterno at the time, but now it’s become his proudest college moment. I bet he wishes now that after rolling into Paterno he stood over him and did the John Cena “you can’t see me” taunt.
Here’s video of Levy taking out Paterno.
God, I love it. JoePa was a scumbag of epic proportions and anyone who doesn’t think so it’s absolutely delusional. I think this Deadspin commenter said it best: