United Airlines is now investigating a video that went viral showing a United employee striking a customer on Monday in Newark Liberty International Airport. Video below.
Quickly afterward the passenger, named Brendan Langley, involved in the brawl was arrested and charged with assault, said TMZ. Langley was a third-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft out of Lamar University and plays for the CFL’s Calgary Stampeders.
Witnesses say the worker ended up on his back and the fight started when the two of them began pushing, slapping and punching each other. The United Airlines employee was taken to the hospital to be treated but was not arrested.
The United worker landed one punch and then was beaten to the ground by Langley behind the desk. He got back up to his feet and Langley can be heard saying: “He wants more? He wants more!”
Watch the video below.
Langley used to play in the NFL for the Denver Broncos.
There has been no word if United has disciplined the employee for his involvement in the flight. A spokesperson said: “‘United Airlines does not tolerate violence of any kind at our airports or on board our planes and we are working with local authorities to further investigate this matter.”
The Port Authority has not commented on the fight yet or discussed any charges, but the video has been seen over 11 million times on Twitter since Sunday.
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