by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World
A song was made about it. You can’t board a bus if you have it, and now you can’t fly with it. “It” would be sagging pants. Deshon Marman was at San Fransico International Airport on Thursday boarding a plane headed for Albuquerque when he was addressed by a U.S. Airways employee about his sagging pants. The employee asked the twenty-year-old to pull up his pants, but he refused according to Sgt. Michael Rodriguez — an officer for the San Francisco Police Department. Marman was then asked to get off of the plane. This, he also refused to do, and he was arrested as a result.
According to the Associated Press, Sgt. Rodriguez says the young football player for University of New Mexico “was arrested on suspicion of trespassing, battery of a police officer, and obstruction of a police investigation.” In the mean time, Marman is being held in prison at San Mateo County Jail until prosecutors figure out whether or not to file charges. Valerie Wunder, a US Airways spokesperson, says that the airline does not permit indecent exposure or inappropriate clothing.
Despite it all, the Associate Press also reports that the “University of New Mexico football coach, Mike Locksley, said the school is aware of Marman’s arrest and plans to support him.”
Ayvaunn Penn is a spoken word artist and an award winning writer completing her degree in English and philosophy. For more of her witty-word works click here. To have your original poetry featured by Ms. Penn on Your Black Poets, click here.