New Video Surfaces: 'My Pants Are Up, Sir'

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    "My pants are up, sir," Marman said on the video.

    New video taken by a passenger on the plane shows the dispute between Deshon Marman, 20, and airline officials as they argue over Marman's sagging pants.

    The entire exchange was not filmed, but you can hear Marman say "My pants are up, sir. I paid my fees and I'm ready to go."

    Another man near Marman said "Listen to me - we can have you off this aircraft." Watch:

     

    Marman, a college football player from San Francisco, was arrested Wednesday morning on suspicion of a felony count of battery of a police officer and misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest and trespassing.

    He was boarding Flight 488 to Albuquerque, N.M., and instructed by airline crew members several times to pull up his pants to cover his underwear, both before he boarded and on the plane, according to San Francisco police Sgt. Michael Rodriguez.

    Marman allegedly refused to pull up his pants and when he sat in his seat, he pulled them all the way down, Rodriguez said.

    Eventually the plane's captain told other passengers on the aircraft to evacuate, ordered Marman to leave the plane and then placed him under citizen's arrest for trespassing after he refused the order, according to Rodriguez.

    Marman was escorted off the plane by police and then allegedly resisted officers when they tried to handcuff him. One officer received a cut to his hand and a sprained knee in the struggle.

    Marman's mother thinks her son, who was flying home to attend a funeral, was being profiled because he is African American with dreadlocks.

    U.S. Airways spokesman Andrew Christie said Thursday, "While U.S. Airways does not have a specific dress code, we ask our customers to dress in an appropriate manner to ensure the safety and comfort of all of our passengers."

    Marman was released from custody Thursday after posting $11,000 bail, and prosecutors are still considering whether to file charges in the case.

    He is scheduled for arraignment on July 18, and prosecutors have until July 16 to decide whether to file charges with the court clerk.