Jet Passenger Booted Over Baggy Pants
College football player refused to hike 'em up, says US Airways
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 18, 2011 5:44 PM CDT

(Newser) – Today's installment in people being booted off pubic transportation, this one involving saggy pants and the classic line, "My pants are up, sir." A 20-year-old University of New Mexico football player got thrown off a US Airways flight because the airline says he refused to pull up his pants, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. Worse, Deshon Marman may face charges including trespassing and resisting arrest. A video captured by a fellow passenger shows Marman pleading his case to the pilot and a police officer, who want him off the plane. It cuts off before all the passengers had to leave and Marman got escorted off, all of which delayed the flight by 90 minutes.

Marman's defense: An airline employee told him to hike up his low-hanging "pajama pants" as he boarded, but he couldn't do so while carrying his bags. (One passenger says they were at mid-thigh.) But "once he was seated, his buttocks were at the back of his seat and nothing could have been seen, nor was anything displayed," says his lawyer. "The issue should have been over." This is not to be confused with the woman who insisted she wasn't talking loudly on a train because she is so well-educated or another loud train-talker who got kicked off Amtrak for disrupting the quiet car.