Former NFL player Brendan Langley has been charged with assault after a fight with a United Airlines employee, media reported Monday. The employee was terminated.
A partial video of the fight at Newark airport, shared by TMZ, has gone viral (see below), showing the two confronting each other and exchanging slaps and stares. Langley then landed some power punches that knocked the worker behind the counter. The wobbly employee stood up to seemingly continue the fight and the video ended there.
Langley was arrested and charged with common assault, cops told TMZ. United Airlines said United Ground Express fired the unnamed employee, who was not immediately charged, CNN reported.
The confrontation, which occurred on Thursday, was sparked when the staffer asked Langley for a wheelchair he was using to carry his luggage, sources told ABC News.
The Port Authority said in a statement to CNN that Langley was “released on his own recognizance” after being charged.
On Monday, Langley, who played the 2017 and 2018 seasons as a kick returner and defensive back for the Denver Broncos, accused United of failing to defuse the situation as he “begged for help.” aid”.
“It was like they wanted this to happen,” he said. wrote on Twitter. “As if I had a target on my back.”
Langley, 27, signed as a free agent with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League in February and is listed as a wide receiver. The team told CNN they are investigating the incident.