Football Player On Plane Arrested For Saggy Pants
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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 wonâ€™t fly.
SGT. MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ: â€œThere 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.â€
Authorities say Deshon Marmon wasnâ€™t â€œthreatening anybody directlyâ€ -- 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 Marmonâ€™s mother.
â€œHe was attacked for three reasons: his clothing, his skin, and his hair.â€
US Airways says it doesnâ€™t have an official dress code -- but it forbids â€œinappropriate attireâ€ 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.
â€œI grew up in a town that didnâ€™t have a public nudity law until 2007, so Iâ€™m having trouble understanding the offense here â€” especially in a city that basically runs on mellow anarchy.â€
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.
â€œItâ€™s been a tough few weeks. This has just made matters worse.â€
But the SFist sides with the flight attendant -- saying...
â€œReally, 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. Itâ€™s just common courtesy, really.â€
Marmon spent the night in jail and is awaiting arraignment. He told KGO News -- if he could have a do-over -- heâ€™d just have pulled his pants up.
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