DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) – Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Tyrone Crawford said on twitter that he got kicked off an American Airlines flight on Thursday (he later deleted the tweet).READ MORE: Family Of UNT Student DJ Tarver Shot, Killed By Denton Police, Calling For Federal Investigation: 'They Practiced No De-escalation'
Speaking to the Ben and Skin Show on 105.3 The Fan after the incident, Crawford said that he was sitting in an exit row when he was asked by a flight attendant to check his bag because it was over an inch too big.
Crawford said his carry-on bag is expensive and didn’t want to check it, so he decided to wait for a manager to determine if he didn’t have to check the bag. When a manager never appeared, Crawford said he had the bag checked because he didn’t want to delay everyone on the plane.
The defensive tackle said he called the employee a “bum” for not letting him keep the bag on the plane and refused to move out of the flight attendant’s way for what he called “a minute.”
Crawford was then asked to come to the front of the plane, where he was removed.
Crawford told Ben and Skin that people on the plane booed the employee when he was asked to leave.
American Airlines has replied to Crawford on twitter and says they would like to look into what happened.
Crawford, who’s from Canada, said he was returning to Windsor to visit family and watch his cousin compete in a sporting event.
Crawford later responded and said American Airlines is still his favorite airline and that they got him on the next flight out. American then replied by saying that they were “glad all is good.”
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