Wisconsin linebacker Jonathan Casillas is due in court Friday to face DUI and other charges related to an August 24 incident, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports. Casillas was pulled over by university police while driving his moped with a passenger on it. His preliminary blood alcohol level was .15, almost twice Wisconsin's .08 limit.
Badger coach Bret Bielema told the Wisconsin State Journal that he has already disciplined Casillas and the linebacker will not face additional disciplinary measures. Casillas will not miss any games due to jail time, either; the worst penalty he can face is a $300 fine, a $355 surcharge, and a nine-month suspension of his driver's license.
Now, there's absolutely nothing funny about drunk driving, which kills about 13,000 people a year in the United States, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Casillas is lucky he and his passenger weren't hurt and didn't hurt anybody. And I know, gas is quite expensive these days. But ... come on. A moped?
With a passenger?
At least we know he wasn't speeding.
This has to be the most embarrassing college football player incident since Kansas's Dion Rayford went batcakes over a missing chalupa and got stuck in the drive-thru window at a Taco Bell. Why do I have a feeling that the bulk of Casillas's in-house punishment involved having to endure the hoots of laughter as the details of his incident became known to his teammates?
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