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Giants' Romo handcuffed at Las Vegas airport

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San Francisco Giants closer Sergio Romo was handcuffed New Year's Day at the Las Vegas airport for allegedly becoming difficult with a TSA officer, according to a TMZ report.

Romo, who was not an airline passenger, was detained by McCarran International Airport officers because he couldn't provide the proper identification to get through the security checkpoint.

Las Vegas Police officer Bill Cassell said Romo was cited for violating airport rules, despite being cuffed and detained. He will face an undisclosed fine or a court appearance for the incident.

He apologized for the incident to the San Francisco Chronicle.

"I would like to sincerely apologize about the recent events at the Las Vegas airport which brought negative attention to the San Francisco Giants," he said in a statement. "I love and respect the Giants, my teammates and our fans and promise to conduct myself in the future in the in the 'San Francisco Giants Way.' "

Romo, 29, posted a 1.79 ERA and a 0.85 WHIP for the World Series Champions in 2012, and recorded 14 saves in 23 chances. He was part of a closer-by-committee with fellow relievers Jeremy Affeldt and Santiago Casilla, but enters the 2013 as the full-time closer.

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