Romeo involved in post-game bar commotion

Terrence Romeo was fresh from a 28-point explosion when the bar brawl happened. PBA Media Bureau (file photo)

By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--For the second time this month, Terrence Romeo was involved in a brawl.

This time, however, the action transpired outside the hardwood.

The TNT guard found himself in a heated moment at a bar in Quezon City early Thursday or hours after his team got the boot in the PBA Commissioner's Cup quarterfinals.

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According to reports, the commotion started just as Romeo was accepting a photo request from a fan inside Guilly's Bar.

Romeo's group and that of a certain Darwin Pilena were brought to the Quezon City Police District Station 10 but were released quickly afterward.

Pressed for a comment before departing, Romeo simply said, "Check niyo na lang po yung CCTV, then... saka niyo ako balikan."

Later Thursday, a certain @MangTomas19 on Twitter posted a video of what seemed like the CCTV footage of the brawl. It showed Romeo being restrained quickly just as tempers began to heat up.

Pilena, on the other hand, said that he and Romeo quickly patched things up as he could not determine who threw the punch that triggered the brawl.

The incident came 10 days after Romeo figured in a brawl between Gilas Pilipinas and Australia players at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue during the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers.

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