According to authorities, the former NFL player, who was in the Broncos in 2017-2018, was accused of a simple attack during Thursday’s incident.
DENVER – According to authorities, former Broncos player Brendan Langley was arrested last week at New Jersey airport after a fight with a United Airlines employee.
On Monday, a video of a fight between a man identified as Langley and an employee of a United Airlines subsidiary at Newark Liberty International Airport went viral on social media. The incident happened around 11 a.m. Thursday, according to the New York and New Jersey Port Authority.
The video shows a man identified as Langley and an employee facing each other at the United front desk. It seems the employee slaps the other man, who then beats the employee.
The employee falls back through the front desk and then gets up, bleeding from the cut of the head.
They then face each other again when the man says to the employee, “Do you want more?” At this point, other employees seem to share them.
It was not clear where the fight started.
On Twitter, Langley wrote that an employee attacked him and he defended himself. He said he left and the officer followed him to the kiosk.
Content Warning: The video below contains scenes that may be sensitive to some readers, including obscene language and physical violence.
Langley was charged with simple assault and released on bail, the port authority said.
United Airlines said an employee of the United Ground Express subsidiary had been fired.
“United Airlines does not tolerate violence of any kind at our airports or on board our aircraft, and we are working with local authorities to investigate this issue,” United said in a statement.
Langley signed in February as a free agent for the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League. 9NEWS appealed to CFL for a statement and received no response at the time of publication.
The Broncos were selected by Langley in the third round in 2017, after playing for two years at Lamar University in 2015 and 2016. Prior to that, he started four games for the Georgia Bulldogs as a true freshman and was then sent to the bench for a sophomore.
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