- Calvin Watkins, ESPN Staff Writer
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IRVING, Texas -- Cowboys linebacker and Penn State alum Sean Lee said he's pleased his university is taking some positive steps in moving forward from the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.
The university has started to reach financial settlements with some of the victims.
"I think they’ve started taking steps from an administration standpoint to never allow something as horrible as something like that happen again," Lee said. "That was the No. 1 key that I was hoping would come out of it. They found out what happened, take care of the issue, punish who was responsible and make sure this never happens again."
Lee visited the campus this spring to attend his younger sister Allie's graduation. He didn't get a chance to visit Penn State coach Bill O'Brien or his staff, but noted how proud he was of the team.
Last season, Penn State finished 8-4 overall and 6-2 in the Big Ten conference. This season, Penn State, who faces four teams ranked in the preseason Top 25 AP poll, opens against Syracuse.
"There's a lot of great people at Penn State and I’m proud to be at the university, and I think they did a great job with coach O’Brien," Lee said. "He and the players have represented the university in an unbelievable way and they're moving on.
"It’s a long process for them, and the No. 1 priority should be the healing process for these victims. But I'm proud of what they’re doing, but they have to keep it up and continue to work with the healing process and make sure this never happens again."