Video of an exchange between a college football player from San Francisco who was thrown off an airplane in a dispute over his sagging pants and the pilot shows the young man pleading his case and insisting that he had pulled up his “pajama pants.”
Deshon Marman, 20, was arrested on suspicion of trespassing, battery and resisting arrest in connection with the incident Wednesday on US Airways Flight 488 at San Francisco International Airport.
The Lincoln High School graduate was returning to the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque after attending the funeral of his best friend, former city football standout David Henderson, who was fatally wounded in a shooting last month.
The Chronicle obtained the three-minute, six-second video from the passenger seated next to Marman. In it, Marman can be heard saying to the pilot and a San Francisco police officer that he had told an airline employee that he would pull his pajama pants up after he was seated.
‘I’m ready to go’
“My pants are up, sir,” Marman said to the pilot, adding, “I paid my fees and I’m ready to go.”
Marman was seated during the videotaped portion of the exchange, which ended before he was removed from the plane. It is impossible to tell how he was wearing his pants.
During the exchange, one of the men standing over Marman said, “Listen to me – we%