Transcript for United Airlines fires worker who allegedly slapped ex-NFL player
- --to this troubling piece of video from Newark Airport. Police are now investigating a disturbing video showing a violent altercation involving a former NFL player and an airline worker and what we've now learned about the United employee tonight. Here's ABC'S Will Reeve.
WILL REEVE: Tonight, United Airlines telling ABC News it fired this employee at Newark Airport after investigating and reviewing viral video showing him fighting a passenger, former NFL player Brendan Langley. Sources tonight telling ABC News it all started when that employee asked for a wheelchair that Langley was using to carry his luggage. The situation quickly escalating, the two exchanging blows. At one point, Langley knocking the agent over. But the employee gets up and continues to fight.
Langley tonight charged with simple assault. The professional football team he plays for in Canada releasing a statement today saying "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."
Tonight, ABC News has learned that Langley is back in Canada. And it's unclear if the airport worker will face any charges. David?
DAVID: All right. Will Reeve for us tonight. Thank you, Will.
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