Friday, June 17, 2011

New Mexico football player arrested for wearing pants too low on airplane

Deshon Marman was arrested for wearing his pants too low.

Deshon Marman was arrested for wearing his pants too low.

A pair of sagging pants landed a University of New Mexico football player in jail on his way home from a friend's funeral.

Deshon Marman, 20, was flying back to school from San Francisco where he attended a funeral of a close high school friend when an airline employee complained that Marman's pants were so low you could see  his underwear.

After he refused to pull up his pants, Marman took his seat.

"At that point he was asked to leave the plane," said San Francisco police Sgt. Michael Rodriguez. He said cops got a call on Wednesday that someone was exposing himself at the US Airways gate.

Marman was charged with trespassing and resisting arrest, the San Francisco Chronicle said. He was held on $11,000 bail.

His arraignment is set for Thursday afternoon.

"He was not threatening anybody directly, but being on board an aircraft and being disruptive to the aircraft crew interferes with their duties and that could be a safety factor," Rodriguez told KGO-TV.

Marman's mother told the newspaper he was upset after attending the funeral and said her son was targeted for the way he looks.

"He's a good kid trying to make it, and he's going through a lot," she said. "And then this happens."

Marman transferred to New Mexico from City College of San Francisco, where he earned All-Conference honors in 2010.

An airline spokeswoman told the Chronicle the company's dress code forbids "indecent exposure or inappropriate" attire.

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