published Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Baggy pants lead to player's arrest at airport

SAN FRANCISCO — Police say a University of New Mexico football player's saggy pants led to his arrest at San Francisco International Airport.

Sgt. Michael Rodriguez says 20-year-old Deshon Marman was boarding a flight Wednesday to Albuquerque, N.M., when a U.S. Airways employee noticed his pants were "below his buttocks, but above the knees, and his boxer shorts were showing."

Rodriguez tells the San Francisco Chronicle that the employee asked Marman to pull up his pants, but he refused. She then asked him to leave the plane.

The officer says that after 15 minutes, Marman got off the plane and was cited for trespassing.

Marman's mother, Donna Doyle, tells the paper that her son had attended a friend's funeral and he was still in an emotionally raw state.

US Airways spokeswoman Valerie Wunder says the airline's dress code forbids "indecent exposure or inappropriate" attire.

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bigbearzzz said...

I fully support their decision. Pull your friggin pants up!

June 16, 2011 at 7:07 a.m.
u4icmusic said...

Finally, somebody is taking a stand against these thugs and their stupid pants hanging off their butts.

June 16, 2011 at 7:12 a.m.
hcirehttae said...

Apparently an airplane is the last venue on earth where a reasonable standard of do-what-you're-told decency applies. I applaud this, along with the situation where the so-called children's author said the F word loudly several times and was escorted from the plane. Flight stewards should not have to be distracted, nor should the publlic who are flying have to put up with this inappropriate behavior in both cases. (Note that one is probably white, one black; one young, one old, It makes no difference, IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE!) Now if we could extend this sovereignty of decorum to public school classrooms,

June 16, 2011 at 7:23 a.m.
quietreader said...

I noticed Justin Bieber on the country music awards was sporting the same look. At least his drawers were a dark color. It looked like he was trying to pull his shirt down around his butt to cover it. I wonder if his promoters have him dress that way. Stupid.

June 16, 2011 at 7:24 a.m.
patriot1 said...

So, when you're in an emotionally raw state you pull your pants down.....hmmmmm

June 16, 2011 at 7:38 a.m.
brokentoe said...

Now when those cute little vixens trying to give us old farts a heart attack sporting those halter tops, daisy dukes and short SHORT tight skirts are arrested I might agree with y'all.

The story of someone using a cinder block to crush his newborn baby to death gets no comments, but the story of someone arrested for sporting saggy pants at an airport and the comment nazis zoom in like flies on rotten meat. Americans and their sense of priorities and values never cease to amaze the rest of the world.

June 16, 2011 at 8:34 a.m.
nucanuck said...

I wonder how the airlines would react to old men in spandex pants?

June 16, 2011 at 11:08 a.m.
55620 said...

I agree with brokentoe. It is a tragedy as to what happened to that baby and I hope that those parents pay for what they did because they could have place that baby up for adoption and a loving family would have a child. But, I also want to applaud the dress code. I do not want to to see either the saggy pants and the female dressing trashy.

June 16, 2011 at 11:17 a.m.
Legend said...

"DALLAS — Southwest Airlines says it is apologizing to a young California woman who was told her outfit was too skimpy to fly, and it's using the brouhaha as a marketing ploy — announcing a "miniskirt fare sale.""

55620, how many women boarding airlines have gotten arrested for dressing "trashy?" The only one which comes even remotely close was the female with a short skirt who asked to leave the flight after boarding a Southwest Airline. Southwest later apologized to the woman after the issue caught national and international headlines. Simply amazing, but not surprising, human reaction tends to be based on who's who rather than what's considered right verses wrong, appropiate verses inappropiate.

June 16, 2011 at 12:18 p.m.
Eric said...

I think the clothing style of young men wearing their pants below their butts is abominable, but who is it really hurting, and how is it indecent? When I was growing up in the 80s the big issue was long hair and earrings on men. Now the guys wear low, baggy pants. He wasn't showing his butt, just his underwear. We all have things we don't like but still put up with. That is the result of living in a free society. And with the pitiful customer service skills of most airlines (US Air included), I don't think any of them should be dictating dress codes.

June 16, 2011 at 1:44 p.m.
01centare said...

Sorry, indian. I have to agree with Legend. The saggy pants style I find disgusting, but when American citizens start to get arrested for something as asinine as saggy pants, then I find even more deplorable, disgusting and disturbing. What next?

So it's OK for a woman to board a plane wearing a skirt so short that her crotch is showing and a top so skimpy that her boobs are spilling over, but a man showing is boxer shorts warrants a charge of trespassing, leading to an arrest and an 11,000.00 bond? But of course, the chick showing her crotch and spilling boobs was white and cute as her belly button.

Hopefully, this will be challenge. Lest we FREE Americans lose even more of our freedoms than we already have.

June 16, 2011 at 9:27 p.m.
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