A shocking video showing a scuffle between ex- Denver Broncos NFL player Brandon Langley and a United Airlines employee at Newark Airport that occurred last week is in heavy circulation on social media channels.
The footage starts in the middle of the incident and shows the airline employee shoving Langley, who then strikes the employee several times, sending him reeling.
The employee then slaps the much larger athlete several times in the face causing Langley to shout, “You saw that s***?” to a bystander before punching the employee and knocking him to the floor, bleeding.
The worker stumbles back on his feet and confronts Langley again causing the football player to respond, “You want some more? He wants some more!”
You can hear people in the background yelling “Stop!”
It is unclear who threw the first punch, but another video seems to show it was Langley that struck first.
The fight was believed to have started when Langley used a wheelchair instead of renting a $5 luggage cart to transport his luggage.
Langley posted about the incident on Twitter on Thursday writing, “y’all ain’t off the hook… worst customer experience in the entirety of my life on Heaven!!!!”
He also posted on Twitter Monday stating that the airline worker struck him first and he was defending himself.
A United Airlines rep released a statement asserting that the company, “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.
As if that drama wasn’t enough, a singer named Larren Wong claimed to be the man in the video and several outlets identified him as the football player.
Langley fired back at his impersonator stating, “Struggling artists do anything for pennies,” in a Twitter post that tagged his impersonator.
The University of Georgia football star was drafted in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He made 17 appearances in the NFL before moving to Canada earlier this year. He is now a receiver for the Calgary Stampeders.
Langley was arrested on Thursday and charged with simple assault.