(Warning: Article contains video with violent subject matter)
Calgary Stampeders wide receiver Brendan Langley was arrested and charged with simple assault Thursday after getting into a fight with a United Airlines employee.
The viral video shows the employee slapping Langley in the face, prompting Langley to look around and ensure that everyone saw that he wasn’t the instigator, before landing several punches that sent the employee over the airline counter. The employee then got up, with the right side of his face bloodied, and tried to engage Langley to fight him once again.
It's certainly a good thing for the airline worker that Langley decided not to re-engage. This was a beat down.
The airline employee was not arrested for his role in the scrap.
"He works at the airport and he assaulted me," Langley said.
The conflict reportedly started when Langley tried to transport his luggage by using a wheelchair, instead of the designated luggage carts.
Langley was a third-round pick of the Denver Broncos in 2017 but played sparingly, primarily on special teams. During his tenure with the Broncos, Langley was involved in the second of two infamous brawls between Aqib Talib and Michael Crabtree in a November 2017 game between the Broncos and then-Oakland Raiders.
The 27-year-old, who was initially drafted as a cornerback, converted to wide receiver and signed with the Stampeders in February.
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