Report: Giants' reliever Sergio Romo arrested drunk at Las Vegas airport
This gives a whole new meaning to Romo's "I Just Look Illegal" t-shirt.
TMZ was first with the news -- those guys are first with everything these days -- that Sergio Romo was arrested at the Las Vegas airport on New Year's Day. "The San Francisco Giants pitcher was detained by cops because he couldn't provide the proper ID to clear security," TMZ reports, "We're told Romo then got into it with a TSA agent -- becoming 'angry and aggressive.' Cops then swooped in and cuffed him."
San Francisco's KGO has additional details of Sergio Romo's arrest at McCarran International Airport. The scuffle apparently occurred at airport security at 9 a.m. on New Year's Day -- when most professional athletes are still out partying. Police officers were called to an incident involving Romo at a security check-in, and observed Romo displaying "agitated posture" and "clenched fists" while "pacing around".
Sergio Romo, drunk? I guess you might call that Romo Bombed.
As you might imagine, the official TSA statement on the matter is a whole lot less entertaining than TMZ's version of events.
Without identifying Sergio Romo, the TSA statement merely says that "a male passenger was unable to provide identification required of travelers at the TSA Document Control station," and that "airport police noticed the individual engaged in a dispute with a TSA officer and took action."
Romo was soon released from airport police custody, but he will face a court date because of the incident.
Many San Francisco Giants fans probably wish that it had been pitcher Barry Zito instead of Sergio Romo at the airport trying to throw a tantrum. After all, Zito can't throw anything!