No saggy pants charge for football player

July 13, 2011 at 11:37 PM
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 13 (UPI) -- Criminal charges will not be pressed against a college football player from San Francisco who was thrown off an airplane for sagging pants, prosecutor says.

Deshon Marman, who was arrested in San Francisco June 15 on suspicion of trespassing, battery and resisting arrest, learned Wednesday that he would not face criminal charges, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

"While we believe the officers on scene acted appropriately and professionally during the over one hour that they were in contact with Mr. Marman and repeatedly attempted to resolve the situation without difficulty, and while Mr. Marman could have quickly obviated the need for further intervention, we do not believe that criminal charges are warranted in light of all the circumstances surrounding the incident," San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said in a statement released Wednesday.

Marman, 20, was kicked off a US Airways flight in San Francisco, returning to the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, for refusing to pull up his pants at the request of a flight attendant.

Marman's mother, Donna Doyle, was pleased with the announcement.

"I knew that my son hadn't done anything. It's just a process that we had to go through. I'm saddened that the district attorney took so long to do so, but I'm grateful that they have come to this decision to not pursue anything because there was nothing to pursue," she said.

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