United Airlines FIRES worker who got punched after picking a fight with ex-NFL star Brendan Langley
Brendan Langley was arrested after thrashing the unnamed United Airlines worker at Newark Airport in New Jersey
Brendan Langley, 27, a former NFL player, was recently involved in a violent fight with a United Airlines employee at Newark Airport, which was seen on camera by a bystander. The footage shows Langley and a gate agent getting into an argument that begins with slapping and concludes with punching. With a punch to the head, Langley ultimately knocks the employee to the ground, but the guy gets up and advances toward Langley with a bleeding face. The altercation happened at Neward Airport in New Jersey on Thursday, May 19.
The argument is thought to have started when Langley used a wheelchair to transfer his bags instead of a $5 luggage cart. Other airline employees intervened, and police took the person from the airport. Langley asked someone in the video after he was hit, "Did you see that?" He can be heard screaming in the footage, “He works at the airport and he assaulted me!” When the employee gets back up and re-engages Langley, the football player asks him, “You want some more?”
Poor lil tank tank was just tryna protect himself 🙃😞😞🙈 pic.twitter.com/TfJP0kqLRh— 6’2 (@4Giatto) May 23, 2022
Langley claimed on Twitter that an employee assaulted him and that he defended himself. He claimed to have gone away, but the staff tracked him down to the kiosk. He wrote, “U can clearly see soooo many @united employees watching everything unfold while im basically begging for help. craziest part not one of them helped De-escalate the situation! it was like they wanted it to happen. like I had a target on my back.” United Airlines has yet to name the passenger or explain what happened, but a spokeswoman for the airline told DailyMail that the employee has been fired. A spokesperson said in a statement, “United Airlines does not tolerate violence of any kind at our airports or onboard our planes and we are working with local authorities to further investigate this matter.”
u can clearly see soooo many @united employees watching everything unfold while im basically begging for help. craziest part not one of them helped De-escalate the situation! it was like they wanted it to happen. like i had a target on my back— 🥈🥇 (@trllang) May 23, 2022
According to TMZ, Langley was later arrested and charged with a single count of simple assault on Thursday, May 19, while the employee was dismissed. The reason for the airline employee not being booked is unknown. He was instead transported to the hospital for treatment of an eye wound.
Langley attended Lamar University before being picked in the third round by the Broncos in 2017. He played in 16 games for Denver in 2017 and 2018, largely on special teams, until being discarded before the 2019 season. He is presently a member of the Canadian Football League's Calgary Stampeders.