Hey, look at what we have here! We have someone from the NFL actually saying something controversial and it’s about football. Sorta. DeAndre Levy called Joe Paterno a “dirtbag” and told Men’s Journal that his proudest moment was breaking JoePa’s leg while he was playing at Wisconsin. Hell yes Men’s Journal was pumped up when that came out of Levy’s mouth. Magazine pageviews…FOR DAYS…well, maybe HOURS!
This is a dream really. You throw out something simple to an interview subject like, “Hey, what was the one moment in college that made you proud?”
And then DeAndre’s like, “You know that piece of shit JoePa?” Interviewer: [trying to remain calm because he knows something great is about to hit his microphone] “Yeah, it was sad how it all ended,” knowing that will send DeAndre into a frenzy.
And it’s on.
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.”
Go over to DeAndre’s Instagram page. That shit should be turned into a reality show on HBO. Dump Simmons’ whiny ass and get DeAndre on there doing crazy shit. I’d watch. You know what’s not on DeAndre’s IG page? Football.
By the way, Levy has one teammate — rookie Anthony Zettel — who was at Penn State while Joe Paterno was still around.