Lions LB DeAndre Levy in group trying to test forgotten rape kits

Prior to his injuries, DeAndre Levy was one of the top 4-3 linebackers in the NFL. He had a 151-tackle season in 2014 and a six-interception season in 2013. Leon Halip/Getty Images

DeAndre Levy has spent part of his time the past few months speaking out against domestic violence and sexual assault. Now, the Detroit Lions linebacker is trying to do something about it.

He's partnering with the Detroit Hustles Harder clothing line to sell "Our Issue" T-shirts. All of the proceeds from the shirts will go to the Enough SAID program in Detroit.

The program, which is a collaboration between multiple organizations and the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office, tries to raise "private sector funding to test more than 11,000 forgotten rape kits, investigate the crimes and prosecute the resulting cases, thus securing justice and closure for victims and ensuring a safer community for everyone," according to the organization's website.

Levy first spoke up about this issue in the spring, when he wrote a first-person essay on The Players Tribune challenging other athletes to step up and speak out about sexual assault and domestic violence.

He has become one of the more outspoken players in the league over the past year, taking on sexual assault, the NFL and the league's brain trauma research. Levy has also offered support for Colin Kaepernick's protest, which is trying to bring attention to racial inequality in the United States.

On Monday, Troy Vincent, the NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations, commended Levy on his efforts to try and end domestic violence and sexual assault.