Caught on Camera: Brawl between ex-NFL player, United Airlines worker

An airline employee has lost his job, following a brawl at the Newark airport with ex-NFL player, Brendan Langley.

NEWARK, Nj. – A United Airlines wheel chair attendant at Newark Airport lost his job, after he was caught on camera involved in a violent brawl with former NFL player Brendan Langley.

Sources told ABC News it started when the employee asked for a wheelchair that Langley was using to carry his luggage last Thursday morning.

The situation escalated quickly. Langley, 27, appears to knock the employee out, but the agent got up and continued the fight.

United Airlines told ABC News it has fired the employee after investigating the incident and reviewing the video from a bystander.

Langley briefly played for the Denver Broncos. On Tuesday, he was charged with simple assault.

“One thing that I know about Brandon, he’s one of the hardest working guys I’ve ever met. He’s not a very malicious, mean person. I don’t know much about the situation, so I can’t really speak on everything, but I want him to be safe. I love him and I hope everything works out in the end,” said Divante Langley, Brendan Langley’s brother.

This incident comes as nearly 2.5 million Americans are expected to fly each day over Memorial Day weekend. The Federal Aviation Administration has said the number of unruly passengers continues to fall, more than 1,300 incidents have been reported this year.


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