UW football players used scholarship funds earmarked for housing and food to purchase mopeds, and in some cases, cars.
Senior Jonathan Casillas told 27 News the practice of ciphoning money from room and board uses made sense.
“Once you get to your second, third year, you start learning what’s cheap (housing), what’s expensive. Maybe live with somebody and split the rent. And hopefully you can get a moped, or maybe even a car. Some people got cars.”
Casillas told 27 News he bought his moped from a housing scholarship stipend. Casillas was also arrested on that moped for alleged first offense drunk driving. Casillas has a plea hearing scheduled for April 22.
Personally, I don’t have a problem with this (buying the moped, that is, not the drunk driving), as long as no rules are being broken. Hell, these kids are learning how to manage their resources carefully. Is that such a bad thing?