Brawl between ex-NFL player and United Airlines employee

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

Sources told ABC News it began when the clerk asked about a wheelchair Langley used to carry his luggage last Thursday morning.

The situation quickly escalated. Langley, 27, appears to have knocked the clerk unconscious, but the agent got up and continued the fight.

United Airlines told ABC News the employee was fired after investigating the incident and reviewing a bystander’s video.

Langley briefly played for the Denver Broncos. He was charged with minor assault on Tuesday.

“One thing I know about Brandon, he’s one of the hardest working guys I’ve ever met. He’s not a very mean, mean person. I don’t know much about the situation so I can’t really talk about everything but I want him to be safe. I love him and I hope everything turns out well 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 the Memorial Day weekend. The Federal Aviation Administration has said the number of unruly passengers continues to fall, with more than 1,300 incidents reported this year.

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