Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy looks back on his “proudest moment in college” – it happened during his Wisconsin team’s matchup against Penn State in 2006.
And he’s not proud of his actual stats during the game or how hard his teammates fought… he’s particularly fond of the moment he broke the Nittany Lions head coach Joe Paterno’s leg.
The sideline collision wasn’t planned to do harm to Paterno, but it happened; and seeing that Levy was aware of the sexual assault charges against Paterno’s former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky (so was Joe), it apparently became a proud moment to be involved in the play.
“That dirtbag, man,” Levy told Men’s Journal. “We’ve gotta stop prioritizing sports over humanity. Just because somebody can throw a football or coach football, they’re excluded from their wicked acts.”
Levy has been very vocal of domestic violence and sexual assault, speaking out recently in the Players Tribune in a powerful essay of the subject. He also raises money for ‘The Enough Said’ campaign in Detroit that helps test neglected rape kits and fund an investigator to try to get convictions, per ESPN.