On Thursday, a physical altercation was recorded between former NFL player Brendan Langley and a United Airlines employee at Newark Airport in New Jersey.
While standing at the bag drop desk, Langley and the United Airlines worker got into a dispute, however, it is not completely clear what caused the fight. It has been reported that Langley used a wheelchair to transport his luggage instead of a luggage cart that costs $5 to use, and it is speculated that this prompted the argument.
It is also not clear who threw the first punch, although according to the Daily Mail, most footage shows the airline worker throwing the first punch.
In the video, the United Airlines worker punches Langley once before getting pummeled to the ground and falling by the luggage conveyer belt, appearing bloodied. At one point, the worker was able to get back on his feet and braced for the fight to continue. “He wants more? He wants more!” Langley is heard yelling.
Airport workers intervened and police eventually removed Langley from the airport.
27-year-old Langley was arrested and booked on a single count of assault. The airline worker was taken to the hospital for his injuries but has not been charged with anything.
A spokesman for United Airlines said, “United Airlines 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.”
Port Authority Police have not commented on the incident.