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the A United Airlines employee who was bloodied after he got into an altercation with former Denver Broncos cornerback Brendan Langley at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey last week was fired, according to the airline.
A United Airlines representative told the New York Post on Tuesday that the employee, who has not since been identified, was fired by the company after a video surfaced on social media showing him involved in an altercation. physical with Langley on May 19.
“United Ground Express has informed us that the employee has been terminated,” the representative told the outlet.
A two-minute video posted to Twitter shows the pair trading blows. The employee appears to fall on a baggage check counter before getting up with a bloody face. He approaches Langley again before other employees intervene to separate the two.
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The airline issued a statement Monday condemning the incident.
“United Airlines does not tolerate any form of violence at our airports or on board our aircraft and we are working with local authorities to further investigate this matter.”
The employee was not arrested, but Langley was charged with common assault, according to reports.
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A former third-round NFL draft pick, Langley played for the Broncos from 2017 to 2018. In February, he was signed by the Calgary Stampeders and moved up to wide receiver.
The team released a statement Monday declining to comment on the matter pending an investigation.
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“The Calgary Stampeders Football Club is aware of the information regarding Brendan Langley,” the statement said. “The team is currently reviewing the matter to learn full details and will have no further comment until the investigation is complete.”