United Airlines fires employee left bloodied after airport brawl with ex-NFL player Brendan Langley

A United Airlines rep told the New York Post on Tuesday that the employee, who has not since been identified, was terminated by the company after a video surfaced on social media showing him involved in a physical altercation with Langley on May 19. 

Brendan Langley of the Denver Broncos during the Seahawks game at CenturyLink Field on Aug. 8, 2019, in Seattle, Washington.

Brendan Langley of the Denver Broncos during the Seahawks game at CenturyLink Field on Aug. 8, 2019, in Seattle, Washington. (Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

“United Ground Express informed us that the employee has been terminated,” the rep told the outlet. 

A two-minute-long video posted to Twitter shows the two men exchanging blows. The employee appears to fall over a baggage check-in desk before standing up with a bloodied face. He again approaches Langley before other employees step in to separate the two. 

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The airline released a statement Monday condemning the incident. 

“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.”

United Airlines told The New York Post on Tuesday that the employee had been terminated. 

United Airlines told The New York Post on Tuesday that the employee had been terminated.  (iStock)

The employee was not arrested, but Langley was charged with simple assault, according to reports. 

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A former third-round NFL Draft pick, Langley played for the Broncos from 2017-2018. In February, he was signed by the Calgary Stampeders and made the switch to wide receiver. 

Denver Broncos wide receiver Brendan Langley runs with the ball during training camp on July 29, 2019, in Englewood, Colorado.

Denver Broncos wide receiver Brendan Langley runs with the ball during training camp on July 29, 2019, in Englewood, Colorado. (Joe Amon/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

The team released a statement Monday declining to comment on the issue pending an investigation. 

“The Calgary Stampeders football club is aware of the reports concerning Brendan Langley,” the statement read. “The team is currently looking into the matter in order to learn the full details and will have no further comment until the investigation is complete.”

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