‘Be A Man! Slap Me!’: Jets’ Breece Hall Nearly Brawls It Out With Autograph-Seeker In Newark Airport

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Another example of why “fan” is short for FANATIC.

Last Sunday, New York Jets running back Breece Hall arrived at Newark Airport from Las Vegas after a week of Super Bowl festivities. and he happened to be there with NFL legend Carl Banks and multiple other people. Well, things ended up escalating after Hall was confronted by an autograph-seeker and the Jet nearly ended up in an airport brawl.

While waiting at baggage claim for his suitcase, Hall was approached by a fan asking him for an autograph, and (for reasons that remain unclear) Hall ended up declining. (RELATED: If New Details Indeed Leaked Out For The Upcoming EA Sports ‘College Football 25’ Video Game, This Is Huge)

Yeah, that didn’t make the fan happy at all, ratcheting up the situation into a non-physical altercation between the two. And fortunately for us, somebody was on-scene to record the incident, and the video quickly ended up on TMZ.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – DECEMBER 24: Breece Hall #20 of the New York Jets talks with his teammates before the game against the Washington Commanders at MetLife Stadium on December 24, 2023 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images)

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 07: Breece Hall #20 of the New York Jets stiff arms Kyle Dugger #23 of the New England Patriots in the first half at Gillette Stadium on January 07, 2024 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JULY 25: Carl Banks attends Starter x MLB Bronx Bubble Jacket unveiling at the MLB Flagship Store on July 25, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 05: (L-R) Thomas A. Kingsbury, Heidi Klum, Haresh Tharani, Carl Banks and Gary F. Simmons attend the K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers Annual Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on November 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images for K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers)

“So, be a man. If you’re gonna slap me, slap me!” the autograph-seeker yelled at Hall.


Sounds like to me this dude was originally after an autograph (that he surely was gonna try to profit from), and when he didn’t get the autograph, he then tried to get Breece to hit him so he could sue for every penny he has.

Luckily for Breece, he didn’t let it get that far, because I’m telling ya … this guy had dollar signs on his brain.