Football Player Kicked off Plane?

The Transportation Security Administration identifies many, many official threats to our skies, from contact lens solution to gel shoe inserts to throwing stars. Even in the wake of the “Underwear Bomber,” though, boxer shorts have been considered generally safe — unless, that is, as New Mexico safety Deshon Marman discovered Wednesday at San Francisco International Airport, airline personnel can see a little bit too much of them:

On Wednesday, San Francisco police got a call about 9 a.m. that someone was exposing himself outside a US Airways gate, Sgt. Michael Rodriguez said.

An airline employee spotted Marman before he boarded Flight 488, bound for Albuquerque, and complained that Marman’s pants “were below his buttocks but above the knees, and that much of his boxer shorts were exposed,” Rodriguez said.

The employee asked Marman to pull up his pants before he boarded the plane, but he refused, Rodriguez said. Marman allegedly repeated his refusal after taking his seat on the plane.

“At that point he was asked to leave the plane,” Rodriguez said. “It took 15 to 20 minutes of talking to get him to leave the plane, and he was arrested for trespassing.” Marman allegedly resisted officers as he was being led away.

Rodriguez told a local TV station that the 5-foot-11, 195-pound Marman, 20, “was not threatening anybody directly,” but the airline’s dress code forbids “indecent exposure or inappropriate” attire, and “being disruptive” in any fashion once on the plane may interfere with the crew. He was charged with trespassing, battery and resisting arrest, and was being held on $11,000 bail ahead of a scheduled arraignment Thursday afternoon.

I don’t know how I feel about this story.  On one hand, I think it’s racist that this kid got kicked off the plane for sagging his pants.  On the other hand, I’m thinking that it’s 2011, who the fuck still sags their pants?  Plus, what the hell was that poor stewardess supposed to do?  There she is handing out cans of Coca Cola when Deshon Marman comes marching onto the plane with with his little dreads and his pants around his knees.

 And you know Deshon immediatly pulled the race card.   I will bet money that he said something to the effect of : “I ain’t doing shit, fuck you, call da po-lice, you white bitch, I don’t give a fuck.”  Another classic scenario of when” keeping it real goes wrong”.


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