For review: Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy broke Joe Paterno’s leg during a game in 2006. It was an inadvertent sideline collision, but in retrospect Levy called it the proudest moment of his college career. Then he called Paterno a “dirtbag.”
Ok, so, despite everything that happened at Penn State under late coach Joe Paterno — and just to be clear, we’re talking about the harboring of serial child molester Jerry Sandusky on the coaching staff — some people are still going to get mad at you if you call Joe Paterno a dirtbag.
This happened to DeAndre Levy, who heard those voices. So he wrote a guest column in the Detroit Free press, and called Paterno a dirtbag again.
I hope me speaking in jest about my “proudest moment” doesn’t distract from the serious sentiment. Any person or institution, Joe Paterno included, that turns away from or fails to act against sexual assault is a “dirtbag.”
Let the record, then, show no ambiguity on this matter. DeAndre Levy thinks Joe Paterno is a dirtbag.