Ex Denver Broncos Cornerback Brendan Langley was arrested after he punched an airline employee who slapped him first.
United Airlines fired the employee after reviewing video footage of the altercation.
The incident unfolded on May 19 at 11:03 a.m. at a Newark, NJ airport. Brenden Langley, 27, argued with an airline employee over a $5 baggage cart.
The United Airlines worker told Langley he couldn't use a wheelchair to transport his luggage.
The employee slapped Langley, who punched him several times. The altercation was captured on cell phone video. The employee got up and slapped Langley again. The former NFL player threw a flurry of punches, sending the employee sprawling behind the counter.
The employee was not arrested, but he has since lost his job.
United Airlines issued a statement saying the airline "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."
An airline employee tried to put hands on a customer...And the brotha took flight with them hands
— Tariq Nasheed ?? (@tariqnasheed) May 23, 2022