DeAndre Levy’s proudest college moment was breaking Joe Paterno’s leg

Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy is proving himself to be one of the most interesting men in football.

Levy, who is working to return to the field after rehabbing multiple injuries, recently sat down with Men’s Journal for a profile that details his wild road to recovery.

The story details Levy’s journey which includes cuddling with sloths and hunting wild rats with a homemade pitchfork in the Peruvian Amazon, but one thing that really stood out was what Levy considered his “proudest moment” in college.

That moment wasn’t a game-changing play or unlikely touchdown.

Instead, Levy’s proudest moment is a bit morbid, because he says his best moment was breaking “scumbag” Penn State head coach Joe Paterno’s leg. Paterno, as many know, was fired in the midst of a sexual assault scandal when it was revealed that he turned a blind eye to serial abuse of children from his good friend and assistant, Jerry Sandusky.

From the report:

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.”


Tell us how you really feel, DeAndre.

The entire profile is worth a read, but you can guarantee this comment will not sit well with Nittany Lions fans.

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