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Cowboys Linebacker Sean Lee Comments On Penn State Scandal

Dallas Cowboys and former Penn State linebacker Sean Lee spoke to Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com about the Jerry Sandusky scandal and the aftermath which led to the firing of Joe Paterno and major NCAA sanctions that were levied on the university on Monday.

Lee was blunt about who was to blame, being critical of the Penn State officials who covered up Sandusky's actions for years,

Obviously I don’t support the actions of how they handled that situation at all. The facts have shown they didn’t report Sandusky and what happened and because of it more kids got hurt. That’s what the facts show and I don’t agree with that at all. This should’ve been reported right away. There should’ve been procedures in place where this is what we do, investigation and go from there and more kids wouldn’t have been hurt.

Sean was also very supportive of the Freeh Report, which Lee said would help the school improve and make sure something like this never happens again,

I actually think the Freeh Report was a good thing because it shows where Penn State can go, how they can improve on some things so something as horrible as it did will never happen again.

And while the sanctions took away every win of his Penn State career, Lee knows his accomplishments at Happy Valley will always be a major part of his life,

There’s obviously the memories that you have, so that (removal) was done for whatever reason but as a teammate and former player you realize what you did as a team and what accomplished. Your memories will always be there so that’s not what bothers me.

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