CA Prosecutor Dismisses “Sagging Pajama Pants” Case


University of New Mexico football player Deshon Marman plans to sue US Airways after he was ordered off of a plane for wearing sagging pajama pants, an incident that sparked allegations of racial profiling, reports the San Francisco Examiner. The San Mateo County District Attorney said Marman will not face charges on suspicion of resisting arrest and injuring a cop during the June 15 incident.

Attorney Joe O'Sullivan said the airline has neither apologized nor reimbursed Marman for the $500 flight he missed. Marman was arrested on charges of battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, and trespassing after a member of the flight crew at San Francisco International Airport asked him to pull up his pajama pants. Marman said told the fight attendant his hands were full and he would take care of it when he got to his seat on the Albuquerque, N.M.-bound flight. Marman's supporters allege he was targeted because he is a young black man. They said US Airways had no qualms with allowing a transgender white man, to travel wearing purple lingerie.

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