Uproxx- [Levy] 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.”
Ah, the ultimate question. Is it better to have broken the leg of one of the most accomplished college football coaches ever and not found out he was complicit in dozens of young, vulnerable children getting molested until six years later, or to have never broken his leg at all? I guess the answer would have to be the former, but it does suck that DeAndre Levy probably felt a little bit of sympathy for that loathsome son-of-a-bitch immediately after it happened. It really is a tragedy that he didn't find out his proudest moment was his proudest moment until he hardly had any recollection of it. I would guess he can't even put a number to the amount of times he's watched video of that hit after learning that it shattered the bones of an enabler of child rape, but it's still not the same. If only he knew then. We could have saved a handful of children from a lifetime of traumatization, and DeAndre Levy could have put a little extra hot sauce on that knee-shot.
I know there are plenty of college memories that I took for granted while I was creating them but that's because I was too damn drunk the whole time, not because they were hidden from me - and the rest of the world - by a deep-seated code of silence that all-but-encouraged pedophilia.