Friday, June 17, 2011
DeShon Marman says he felt harassed
SAN FRANCISCO -- A University of New Mexico football player who was arrested after wearing saggy pants onto a plane at San Francisco airport says he is embarrassed by negative attention surrounding the incident.
Granderson: Arrest And The Race Facade
In the case of DeShon Marman's arrest, aspects of black culture inject an image of "gangstas" and "thugs" into the media, making it difficult for anyone to be immune to its subconscious effects, writes LZ Granderson. Commentary
In a statement issued Friday through UNM, DeShon Marman said the incident is "not representative of either myself or the University of New Mexico football program."
He said the full facts of the matter will come to light in due time, and he would have no further comment.
On Thursday, Marman told San Francisco television station KGO that he felt the flight crew was harassing him and that he had pulled his pants up as requested by a boarding agent.
Marman was arrested on suspicion of trespassing, battery of a police officer and obstruction. Prosecutors have until July 18 to charge him.