Former NFL player Brendan Langley has been the talk of social media for days ever since a video came out showing him in a bloody fight with an airline worker.
The first video showed him being assaulted first and retaliating by dropping that worker with several punches. However, a longer video seemed to show him as the aggressor, which is why police arrested him and charged him with simple assault.
Now, a new report is shedding light on how that fight even came about, to begin with.
Via Daily Mail.com:
“Langley, who once played in the NFL for the Denver Broncos and most recently played for the Calgary Stampeders in Canada, was the only one arrested.
It’s unclear why the airline worker was not booked. He was taken to the hospital instead to be treated for a wound to his eye whereas Langley was booked on a single count of simple assault on Thursday.
It is believed that the fight began when Langley used a wheelchair to transport his luggage, instead of a paid-for luggage cart which cost $5.
United Airlines has refused to name the passenger or explain exactly what happened but a spokesman told DailyMail.com that the worker has now been fired.”
Langley is now a receiver for the Calgary Stampeders in Canada after signing there in February.
“The Calgary Stampeders football club is aware of the reports concerning Brendan Langley,” the Stampeders told CNN 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,” the team added.
Langley addressed the incident on Twitter, writing: “yall aint off the hook… worst customer experience in the entirety of my life on Heaven!!!!” He then claimed in a tweet that he was assaulted by the United worker and was defending himself.