Baggy Pants Arrest for Football Player at SFO

By Stephanie Rabiner, Esq. on June 17, 2011 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

What's a baggy pants arrest?

Apparently it occurs when University of New Mexico football player Deshon Marman is escorted off a US Airways flight in San Francisco after repeatedly refusing to pull up his pants at the request of a flight attendant.

Seem silly?

It is, but it also means that he's being charged with trespassing and resisting arrest.

In San Francisco to attend the funeral of a murdered high school friend, a flight attendant spotted Deshon Marman and his baggy pants, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. The woman called police, stating that a man was "exposing himself" outside the gate.

She asked him to hike up his pants and he refused, reports the Daily News. He then took his seat, again refusing to cover his underwear. It took about 20 minutes to get him to leave the plane--with underwear exposed.

Hence the baggy pants arrest.

Whether or not you agree with the airline employee's assessment that baggy pants and a pair of exposed boxers are offensive, the fact is that federal law requires you to comply with all instructions given by aircraft personnel when on and boarding a plane.

Disobeying instructions or causing any sort of disruption will get you pulled off the plane and arrested--even if it is something as ubiquitous as baggy pants.

Because the baggy pants arrest was not the result of any physical confrontation or a large disruption, chances are Deshon Marman won't be given too steep of a punishment. He'll probably be fined and let go.

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