DA declines case vs. Sergio Romo
LAS VEGAS -- 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 earlier reported by celebrity website TMZ.
Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press
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