SAN FRANCISCO (CBS) — He’s not the so-called “underwear bomber” from Christmas past, but the failed plot of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is now causing problems for one passenger who wanted to let it all hang out.

A pair of revealing saggy pants worn by a University of New Mexico football player led to his arrest and removal from an airplane in San Francisco.

Deshon Marman, 20, was boarding a U.S. Airways flight to Albuquerque when an airline employee noticed his pants were “below his buttocks and his boxer shorts were showing”.

After he refused a request to pull up his pants, San Francisco police officers arrested and jailed Marman.

He was subsequently released on bail and faces charges of trespassing, battery of a police officer, and obstruction.

His mom Donna Doyle told KNX 1070 she got the frantic phone call.

“He said ‘they arrested me because I wouldn’t pull up my pants'”, said Doyle.

Doyle said her son was emotionally fragile after the funeral of his close friend, who died 11 days after being shot.

Comments (12)
  1. mike says:

    While I am disgusted by the droopy drawers look I do understand how emotions can run very high when grieving I’ve seen it first hand after the death of my mother affected my brother in this way. Unfortunately this players friend was killed and that may reflect on the mindset of youngsters who wear their pants this way..

    1. Saber 1 says:

      He’s mudflap from the hood, the BOY has no clue how to even spell his name. College yes, he’s playing sports and some of his professors never even seen him in class.

  2. STeamboatsig says:

    The death made him wear his pants below his buttocks?

    1. TheWindrunner says:

      True, twisted libloon logic.

  3. Mary Elizabeth says:

    It is very, very common for African/American, Hispanic, and White kids to wear their pants this way. And though I am not to fond of the style, I respect that this is just a phase for these kids. When I was young, I slit holes in the butt of my Levi’s and walked around with my underwear exposed. We all, as teenagers, and or young kids went through phases, and don’t say you didn’t. I think the airline was wrong. This kid just wanted to catch his flight – he wasn’t hurting anyone.

    1. The Big Logic says:

      This is what you call a kid? I understand the mentality of these beings are quite lower than true humans, but this is not a juvenile by any societal standards.

  4. me says:

    Once again, another half-assed story by CBS2. He was NOT arrested BECAUSE he wore baggy pants, he was arrested because of the attitude that he had when he was asked to pull up his pants. ANYONE on a commercial airline needs to show that they are not volitile. I don’t care what has happened in anyone’s life, when you get on a commercial aircraft you have to act civil or you will not be trusted. This is NOT the airline’s fault, it is the fault of terrorists. We ALL have to be more careful. Aside from that, the airline is a privately owned company. I dont care if he spent $1 million to get the seat, he still had to comply with their rules.
    Please, CBS, get the stories straight, and especially the headlines. You are going the route of TMZ, which is frightening. You are trying to instigate anger in your readers, at least that’s the way you are coming off.

    1. JaVa says:

      Well said “me”, however, CBS chose their words carefully; they did not say “because” he wore baggy pants, they said “after” he wore baggy pants. Yet because the issue wasn’t that his pants were “baggy” but “sagging”, it can be misleading and definitely spins the story in a way to stir emotions of those who may sympathize with the young man. I agree he was arrested because he did not swallow his pride and displayed a volatile attitude, not because of his poor clothing choices. However, we cannot ignore the issue that precipitated this debacle.

      I am not a fan of the saggy pants look. I think it looks ridiculous but I am not OFFENDED by the outline of anyones completely covered buttocks. The same buttocks outline would show if it were a man going “commando” in an expensive pair of linen pants. His sagging pants wasn’t going to cause an issue in a situation where he would have been seated the entire time (save a bathroom trip). Yes, his arrest was his fault HOWEVER the flight attendant created the volatile atmosphere by making a non-issue into a mountain of faux offense. And I find that…well…offensive. #powertrip

  5. John B. Lambremont Sr. says:

    If the stupid jerk had pulled his pants up when told (repeatedly), he’d have had no problem. I hate this so-called gross and offensive “style.” I wish it was outlawed in every community. The origin is from prison populations, where willing participants wear their pants low for easy rectal access. So how is that considered cool and trendy?


  6. geeM says:

    Who arested him ? The Fashion Police or the Bad Judgement Police ?

  7. Dondi says:

    Looks like a perfectly nice thug to me.

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