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San Francisco Giants pitcher Sergio Romo is facing a misdemeanor summons in Las Vegas alleging he violated airport rules after being detained by authorities at McCarran International Airport on New Year's Day.
The federal Transportation Security Administration issued a statement Thursday saying Romo failed to provide proper identification at a document checkpoint and engaged in a dispute with TSA officers about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Officer Jose Hernandez says Las Vegas police issued the 29-year-old Romo a summons to appear in Las Vegas Justice Court. His court date wasn't immediately available.
The incident was first reported by KGO-TV in San Francisco with a photo showing Romo attending a Dec. 30 party in Las Vegas.
TSA spokesman Nico Melendez in Los Angeles says the security of other travelers wasn't compromised.
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Yesterday, news broke like a wild fire that San Francisco Giants closer Sergio Romo was cuffed at the Las Vegas airport on New Year’s Day. The news was burning up the Internet, and now Romo has issued a statement to put out the fire.
“I would like to sincerely apologize about the recent events at the Las Vegas airport which brought negative attention to the San Francisco Giants...
San Francisco Giants closer Sergio Romo was handcuffed New Year's Day at the Las Vegas airport for allegedly becoming difficult with a TSA officer, according to a TMZ report. Romo was detained by cops because he couldn't provide the proper identification to get through the security checkpoint. Romo, 29, posted a 1.79 ERA and a 0.85 WHIP for the World Series Champions...
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The San Francisco Giants closer allegedly was detained at the Las Vegas airport for not having proper identification and getting "angry and aggressive" with a TSA agent.
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TMZ has contacted SF Giants Rumors to let us know that fan favorite Sergio Romo was handcuffed on New Year’s Day at the Las Vegas airport.
TMZ was told that Romo was getting into it with a TSA agent, and then got angry and aggressive. TMZ’s article also points out that it appeared Romo was under the influence.
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Sergio Romo was detained by Las Vegas airport police after he couldn’t present proper identification on Tuesday, according to TMZ. After getting belligerent with a TSA agent, Romo was handcuffed and taken to a police station at the airport.
Police told TMZ that Romo appeared to be under the...
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Mike Graham of WPTV.com (News Channel 5 in West Palm Beach, Florida) reports that the San Francisco Giants have signed veteran pitcher Scott Proctor to a minor league deal. Proctor will also get an invite to Spring Training, and have a chance to compete and make the Opening Day Roster.
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