When Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy played at Wisconsin, he was involved in a sideline collision that saw him tumble into Penn State coach Joe Paterno, breaking Paterno’s leg. At the time, Levy felt badly for Paterno.
Now, Levy is glad he did it.
Levy told Men’s Journal that revelations that Paterno failed to act to stop his longtime assistant Jerry Sandusky from molesting children made Levy despise Paterno. Levy now calls that play “my proudest moment in college.”
Levy sees the way Penn State protected Sandusky for years, then rallied around Paterno after Sandusky’s molestation was finally revealed, as evidence that too much emphasis is placed on football.
“That dirtbag, man,” says Levy of Paterno. “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 thinks there’s no excuse for what Paterno did, and now he thinks a broken leg was mild compared to what should have happened to Paterno for protecting Sandusky.