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BY CHRISTINA HARTMAN
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Sacked for sagging. A University of New Mexico football player recently learned -- on U.S. Airways -- sagging pants wonĂ˘â‚¬â„˘t fly.
SGT. MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ: Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“There was a passenger on the aircraft that had boarded the aircraft with his pants down around his knees. Showing his briefs, his underwear. One of the flight attendants on-board that aircraft was offended by the fact she could see the outline of his private area.Ă˘â‚¬Âť
Authorities say Deshon Marmon wasnĂ˘â‚¬â„˘t Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“threatening anybody directlyĂ˘â‚¬Âť -- but that he was being disruptive by not cooperating with the flight attendant.
The flight attendant asked Marmon to pull up his pants. He refused -- after which police arrived to escort him off the place -- where he was later cited for trespassing. KGO talked to MarmonĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s mother.
Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“He was attacked for three reasons: his clothing, his skin, and his hair.Ă˘â‚¬Âť
US Airways says it doesnĂ˘â‚¬â„˘t have an official dress code -- but it forbids Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“inappropriate attireĂ˘â‚¬Âť and asks that passengers obey requests from staff. But a writer for DeadSpin is surprised at the arrest-- particularly because this happened in San Francisco.
Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“I grew up in a town that didnĂ˘â‚¬â„˘t have a public nudity law until 2007, so IĂ˘â‚¬â„˘m having trouble understanding the offense here Ă˘â‚¬â€ť especially in a city that basically runs on mellow anarchy.Ă˘â‚¬Âť
Marmon had been in California attending the funeral of a close friend. His mother says -- he was still grieving when the incident on board the plane happened. A writer for Foot Basket says -- the airline overreacted.
Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“ItĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s been a tough few weeks. This has just made matters worse.Ă˘â‚¬Âť
But the SFist sides with the flight attendant -- saying...
Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“Really, we already have a hard enough time blocking out the thoughts of dirty airline seats without having to watch our fellow passengers rub their CK underoos all over them. ItĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s just common courtesy, really.Ă˘â‚¬Âť
Marmon spent the night in jail and is awaiting arraignment. He told KGO News -- if he could have a do-over -- heĂ˘â‚¬â„˘d just have pulled his pants up.
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