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DeAndre Levy: Breaking Joe Paterno's Leg "My Proudest Moment In College"

Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy really doesn't like Joe Paterno.

Back in 2006, when Levy was a star at Wisconsin, he accidentally broke Paterno's leg with a sideline tackle. In a recent profile in Men's Journal, Levy said the play was "his proudest moment" in college, because of Paterno's potential long-term knowledge of assistant coach Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse of children.

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.”

The rest of the profile of Levy is worth reading, but these quotes are going to be the ones that steal headlines.

Many people will find them beyond insensitive. Others will probably agree with his thoughts on Joe Pa.

What do you think?