Former NFL Player Arrested For Punching Out 'Obnoxious' Airline Employee

By Seth Cutler | Tuesday, 31 May 2022 20:30
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Ex NFL player Brendan Langley is defending himself for getting into a spat with a United Airlines worker who was fired, while suspended indefinitely from his team in the Canadian Football League.

Langley, 27, was apprehended on Thursday, May 19 at 11.03 am after trading blows with an unknown United Airlines worker.

Videos show the pair fighting and all of the footage that has been discharged so far shows the airline worker throwing the first punch.

Langley's attorney told TMZ Tuesday that the employee not only ridiculed him but called him a d**k and a p***y.

In addition, attorney Alan Jackson expresses that the employee initiated the fight and his client was simply fighting back.

'Brendan Langley was minding his business walking through the airport with his bags when he was accosted by a United Airlines employee who claimed to 'run the airport,'' Jackson stated. 'When Brendan tried to ignore him, the assailant followed and harassed Brendan, calling him a 'd**k' and a 'p***y' and challenging him to fight.'

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Jackson additionally says that Langley hollered out for help and that CCTV footage will back his client upon this.

'Footage from the airport security cameras establishes without question that Brendan was in reasonable fear of physical harm, and reasonably and lawfully defended himself,' Jackson additionally stated. 'We do not expect charges to be filed against Brendan.'

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Langley was apprehended and suspended by his current employers, the CFL's Calgary Stampeders. The employee was instantly fired by United.

It's vague why the airline worker was not booked. He was taken to the hospital instead to be treated for a wound to his eye whereas Langley was booked on a single count of simple assault on Thursday. It is thought that the fight started when Langley used a wheelchair to transport his luggage, instead of a paid-for luggage cart which cost $5.

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United Airlines has negated to name the passenger or describe exactly what happened but a spokesman told DailyMail.com that the worker has now been terminated.

The United worker managed to land one punch but was then struck to the ground, flying behind the check-in desk and onto the carousel.

He staggered back up to his feet, falling towards the passenger who shouted incredulously: 'He wants more? He wants more!'

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Other airline workers intervened and the passenger was then removed from the airport by police.

United would not state whether the airline worker has been penalized for his role in the fight.

In a statement, a spokesman conveyed only: 'United Airlines does not tolerate violence of any kind at our airports or onboard our planes and we are working with local authorities to further investigate this matter.'

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Port Authority would not comment on whether or not charges were expected against the United worker.

Meanwhile, the Calgary Stampeders stated they are examining the incident involving their player.

“The Calgary Stampeders football club is aware of the reports concerning Brendan Langley,” the Stampeders told CNN in a statement.

“The team is currently looking into the matter to learn the full details and will have no further comment until the investigation is complete,” the team added.

The University of Georgia star was drafted in the third round of the 2017 draft and made 16 appearances in the NFL before moving to Canada this year.

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