Deshon Marman Sagging Pants Charges Dropped
Charges against University of New Mexico football player Deshon Marman, who was arrested and taken off of a plane for sagging his pants in June, have been dropped.
The San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office reviewed the June 15 arrest of Deshon Marman and determined criminal charges were not warranted.
“My belief is if we took this into a courtroom with 12 members of our community on our jury, they would tell me, `Come on guys, you have more important things to spend your time on,’” District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. “And I share that view.”
Marman was arrested on suspicion of trespassing, battery of a police officer and obstruction after police say he refused to leave the US Airways flight on the captain’s orders.
It doesn’t take a law degree to realize those charges were bogus.
Previously, U.S. Airways said Marman was not thrown off the plane because of his saggy pants, but rather for refusing an employee’s request.
Marman plans to sue US Airways, alleging he was the victim of racial profiling.