San Francisco Giants closer Sergio Romo took a trip to Las Vegas at the end of 2012, but catching a flight back out of Sin City wasn’t as easy. Romo was detained then released after an incident with a Transportation Security Administration agent at the Las Vegas McCarran International Airport.
As Romo reached the security checkpoint on January 1, he did not have adequate identification to proceed. The TSA agent would not let Romo through without proper ID and, according to TMZ.com, the source that broke the story, the 29-year-old then became “belligerent” with the agent. He was said to have appeared to be “under the influence.”
As an argument ensued, police were called to respond at the request of TSA agents. The police officers handcuffed Romo and escorted him to the police station located on the airport grounds. There he was cited for violating airport rules then released a short time after.
Romo was not allowed to fly following the incident and is required to return to Las Vegas to appear in court in a few weeks.