The “I Just Look Illegal” t-shirt Romo wore on parade day now carries some irony.
TMZ reported this afternoon that Sergio Romo may partied a little too hard in Vegas … at the airport?
Romo was arrested at McCarran Airport this morning and detained because he couldn’t provide proper identification to clear security. Our normally happy Baby Beard than got uncharacteristically “angry and aggressive”.
Sergio was then taken to the police station at the airport (Is that like Disneyland Jail?), told he was violating airport rules, and released. He was not allowed to board his flight after the incident and was escorted off airport grounds.
According to one of my followers on Twitter, it’s not necessary to have an ID to get past security. Seems like if you put your tail between your legs and smile, you’re able to fly the friendly skies. This article on Gizmodo explains it in further detail in case you’re ever in a Sergio Romo-esque situation in the future.
My guess is Romo was a little too intoxicated to be reasoned with, since we all know that he’s a pretty happy dude.
As you can imagine, the offseason baseball drama cause lots of varied reactions on Twitter – including some interesting conclusions from local baseball reporter John Shea:
What do you think? Big deal? Not a big deal?
I’m still waiting for more information to surface before passing judgment, but I doubt I could ever be truly angry at a guy who does this:
Maybe that’s the “belligerent” behavior that led TMZ’s source to say Romo was “becoming ‘angry and aggressive.’” If he pulled that same move in the body scanner and repeatedly yelled “ROMOBOMB” with his black Giants hoodie pulled tight over his face, that could conceivably cause an unfortunate misunderstanding or two.
Update: the San Francisco Giants released a statement from Romo:
“I would like to sincerely apologize about the recent events at the Las Vegas airport which brought negative attention to the San Francisco Giants organization and its fans. 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.”