The flight attendant watches him do this, and asks to see his ticket
She then informs the linebacker that he has only paid for economy class, and that he will have to sit in the back.
The brute replies, “I'm big, I'm the best, I'm going to New York and I'm staying right here”.
The flight attendant goes into the cockpit and tells the pilot and the co-pilot that there is a football player who has an economy ticket but is sitting in first class, and won't move back to his seat.
The co-pilot goes back to the man and tries to explain that because he only paid for economy, he will have to leave and return to his seat.
The man replies, “I'm big, I'm the best, I'm going to New York and I'm staying right here.”
The co-pilot tells the pilot that he probably should have the police waiting when they land to arrest this brute of a man who won't listen to reason.
The pilot says, “You say he is a linebacker? I'll handle this, my brother played as a linebacker in college
I'll speak to him.”
He goes back to the burly man and whispers in his ear.
The football player grunts, “Uh, my bad.” Gets up and goes back to his seat in economy.
The flight attendant and co-pilot are amazed and ask him what he said to make him move without any fuss.
The pilot replies,
“I told him that first class isn't going to New York.“