DA declines Romo case in Vegas airport TSA tiff

DA declines Romo case in Vegas airport TSA tiff
February 4, 2013, 3:45 pm
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Giants reliever Sergio Romo will not face charges stemming from an incident at the Las Vegas airport on New Year's Day. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

LAS VEGAS (AP) Prosecutors in Las Vegas are letting San Francisco Giants pitcher Sergio Romo off the hook in a misdemeanor case stemming from a New Year's Day tiff with Transportation Security Administration agents at McCarran International Airport.

An aide to Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said Monday that a screening panel used prosecutorial discretion to shelve the case.

Romo had faced a Feb. 12 court date and the possibility of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

He was issued a summons Jan. 1 alleging he failed to provide proper identification at a TSA checkpoint at the Las Vegas airport.

The Giants later released a statement in which the 29-year-old Romo apologized.

A TSA spokesman in Los Angeles declined to comment. The development was first reported by celebrity website TMZ.

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