Ex-Bronco and current CFL player Brendan Langley arrested after airport fight

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A video showing a United employee and a passenger fighting went viral, even before it was revealed that the passenger in the video was Brendan Langley, a former Broncos receiver who now plays for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League.

The video shows the employee and Langley fighting for a moment without either of them doing much damage, before the employee slaps Langley and Langley reacts by punching him repeatedly until he stumbles to the ground. After a moment the employee gets up, with blood on his face, and confronts Langley again.

Langley was arrested on a simple assault charge, according to TMZ.com. The fight reportedly started when the employee asked Langley to give up a wheelchair that Langley had been using to push his luggage.

“The Calgary Stampeders football club is aware of the reports concerning Brendan Langley,” the Stampeders said in a statement. “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.”

United fired the employee and released a statement saying, “United Airlines does not tolerate violence of any kind at our airports or on board our planes and we are working with local authorities in their investigation of this matter. United Ground Express informed us that the employee has been terminated.”

The Broncos selected Langley in the third round of the 2017 NFL draft. At first he played cornerback, but after two years the Broncos moved him to wide receiver in the 2019 offseason. He did not make the roster that year and hasn’t been in the NFL since, other than a very brief stint on the Seahawks’ practice squad. The Stampeders signed him in February.

11 responses to “Ex-Bronco and current CFL player Brendan Langley arrested after airport fight

  1. Saw the video. The employee swung the first punch and completely instigated the fight.

  2. The shortened video makes it look like the airline employees fault but the full video shows the player started it. Either way entire thing seems extremely dumb.

  3. I don’t know about this one man. That employee totally created this situation.

  4. Professional athlete. Using a wheelchair to move luggage that might be needed for a passenger with disabilities.

    I know what side I’m on.

  5. Let me see, Whos more likely to have started this altercation? an entitled Professional athlete who is BTW involved in a violent sport and who was asked not to do something, how dare he! no one says no to me!!! or a guy working at a ticket counter for an airline just doing his job and is then confronted by an entitled jerk.

  6. Damn people before you comment on something saying who’s at fault, take just a little time and find out what your talking about. If any of you watched the entire video Langley clearly started slapping the employee several times before the employee finally had enough and squared up on him.

  7. Langley will make more from the lawsuit settlement than he did in football the last few years.

  8. The whole video shows the player instigated the confrontation, but they were both wrong and certainly the employee handled it wrong by being confrontational.

    The better question is, why does the entitled Millennial demand a wheelchair for handicapped people to move his luggage and play a victim all at once?

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