San Francisco Giants closer Sergio Romo will not be charged in the New Year’s Day incident at the Las Vegas Airport when he violated airport rules.
Nevada state prosecutors have decided not to pursue the case against the pitcher, who was under the influence and failed to provide proper identification to airport authorities. Witnesses told TMZ that he acted “angry and aggressive” towards police, who then detained and cited him.
“We simply do not have the manpower or resources to go forward on every case submittal we receive and must weigh the value, provability and seriousness of each case accordingly,” said a spokesperson for the Clark County district attorney.
Romo issued a statement following the incident, saying:
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.
The bearded closer had his best season in 2012, recording 14 saves and a 1.79 ERA during the regular season, and continued his success in the playoffs when he struck out Miguel Cabrera to win the World Series.