Athlete arrested with saggy pants felt harassed

June 17, 2011 11:53:57 AM PDT
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 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.