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Romo will not face criminal charges following New Year's incident

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer
Romo will not face charges following an incident in Las Vegas. (US Presswire)

Giants closer Sergio Romo will not face criminal charges resulting from his New Year's Day incident at the Las Vegas airport, according to The Associated Press. A Clark County spokesperson said a "screening panel used prosecutorial discretion to shelve the case."

Romo, 29, was detained and handcuffed after a confrontation with airport security. He was reportedly under the influence of alcohol and failed to provide proper ID. A court date had been set for Feb. 12, and the right-hander faced the possibility of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Romo went 14 for 15 in save chances and pitched to a 1.79 ERA in 55 1/3 innings last year. He allowed just one run and went a perfect 4 for 4 in postseason save opportunities as the Giants won their second World Series in three years. Romo filed for $4.5 million through salary arbitration last month while the team countered with $2.675 million.

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