United Airlines fires worker for scuffle with former NFL player Brendan Langley
EXCLUSIVE: grounded! United Airlines worker fired for slapping former NFL player Brendan Langley (before he was punched so hard he went flying on a baggage conveyor)
- The fight happened at the United Airlines baggage drop counter at Newark Airport in New Jersey on Thursday, May 19.
- Brendan Langley is the passenger filmed exchanging blows with the unnamed United Airlines worker
- Langley played briefly in the NFL before joining the Calgary Stampeders for one season last year
- Footage of the fight doesn’t show how it started – everything released so far shows the worker throwing the first punch
- He was fired on Monday but has yet to be charged by the Port Authority, while Langley has been
- Langley was accused of using a wheelchair to carry his luggage instead of a paid luggage cart
- He was booked by the Port Authority on a single assault charge, but the airline worker has not been charged
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United Airlines fired the airline worker who was filmed fighting with former NFL player Brendan Langley in Newark last Thursday, but the worker remains unidentified and has not been charged in connection with the incident. incident.
DailyMail.com can reveal that Brendan Langley, 27, was arrested at 11.03am on Thursday May 19 after trading blows with the unnamed United Airlines worker.
The videos show the pair sparring and all the footage that has been released so far shows the airline worker throwing the first punch.
But Langley, who previously played in the NFL for the Denver Broncos and more recently for the Calgary Stampeders in Canada, was the only one arrested.
It is unclear why the airline worker was not booked. He was instead taken to hospital to be treated for an eye injury, while Langley was sentenced on a single count of simple assault on Thursday.
The fight is believed to have started when Langley used a wheelchair to carry his luggage, instead of a paid luggage cart which cost $5.
United Airlines declined to name the passenger or explain exactly what happened, but a spokesperson told DailyMail.com the worker has now been fired.
Brendan Langley was arrested Thursday at the airport for “assaulting” the United Airlines worker. Video of the brawl went viral, right
A United Airlines employee punched a passenger at an airport check-in counter before being knocked to the ground
Employee left bloodied on baggage belt after vicious brawl at Newark airport
Footage shared online shows the staff member struggling to his feet after receiving several heavy blows to the head
The United worker managed to land a punch but was then knocked to the ground, flying behind the check-in counter and onto the carousel.
He staggered to his feet, stumbling over to the passenger who shouted in disbelief, “He wants more?” He wants more!
Other airline employees intervened and the passenger was later evacuated from the airport by the police.
United would not say if the airline worker was disciplined for his role in the fight.
In a statement, a spokesperson said only: “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 Port Authority would not say whether or not charges were expected against the United worker.
Langley, 27, did not comment on the arrest. He is from Georgia but recently lived in Calgary
The footage shared does not show the start of the altercation, but does show the employee punching the passenger in the face