Athlete Arrested for Saggy Pants Felt Harassed
Written by The Associated Press Friday, 17 June 2011 13:30
A University of New Mexico football player who was arrested after wearing saggy pants onto a plane at the San Francisco airport says he felt the flight crew was harassing him.
DeShon Marman told television station KGO Thursday that he pulled his pants up, as a boarding agent had requested, when he got to his seat Wednesday. But by then, he says a flight attendant was telling him to leave the plane.
Marman was arrested on suspicion of trespassing, battery of a police officer and obstruction. He posted bail on Thursday.
Prosecutors have until July 18 to charge him.
The 20-year-old Marman said he eventually agreed to get off the aircraft.
Police have said Marman refused to pull up his pants and leave the plane.