Update 7:35 PM: Sergio Romo issued a statement regarding the incident (via the San Francisco Chronicle)
I would like to sincerely apologize about the recent events at the Las Vegas airport which brought negative attention to the San Francisco Giants. I love and respect the Giants, my teammates and our fans and promise to conduct myself in the future in the San Francisco Giants way.
Update 4:39 PM: Contrary to earlier reports suggesting that Sergio Romo was arrested, the Las Vegas Police Department released the following statement (via CSN):
San Francisco Giants pitcher Sergio Romo was cited by police at McCarran International airport on January 1. Officer Bill Cassell says he was cited for a violation of airport rules (which runs the gamut) but was not arrested. He was cited, which is the equivalent of getting a ticket, which means he will pay a fine or argue it in court. It is Cassell’s understanding that Romo was not a passenger, but was either picking up or dropping off someone.
Giants’ relief pitcher Sergio Romo was arrested on New Years’ Day at the Las Vegas Airport, according to TMZ.
Romo was reportedly under the influence, and was detained by police when he failed to provide proper identification. Things then got rough between Romo and the cops, with Romo becoming “angry and aggressive.”
Romo was taken to the police station and cited for violating airport rules. He was released, but was not allowed to fly and told to leave the airport.
Romo was the closer for the Giants in the postseason. He recorded 14 saves and a 1.79 ERA during the regular season, and struck out Miguel Cabrera to win the World Series for the Giants.
As far as we know, Romo has had no previous run-ins with the law. Hopefully this teaches him a lesson and he behaves himself in the future.