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Jun 22, 2011 1:00 PM by KO, The Associated Press

US Airways lets man in women's panties fly

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - US Airways is defending its decision to allow a man wearing skimpy women's panties and high heels to fly days before a football player was arrested on a plane in California over a dispute over his saggy pants.

A passenger on a June 9 flight from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Phoenix took a photo of the scantily clad man, which she provided to the San Francisco Chronicle.

The man flew six days before University of New Mexico football player Deshon Marman was arrested on a US Airways flight in San Francisco over allegations he refused to pull up his pants.

A US Airways spokeswoman told the Chronicle employees were right not to ask the man on the Phoenix flight to cover himself but declined to comment on Marman's arrest.

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