Terrence Romeo on bar altercation: Let video speak for itself

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 12) — Professional basketball player Terrence Romeo reportedly figured in a fight at a Quezon City bar early Thursday morning, just hours after his team was eliminated in the PBA Commissioner's Cup.

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The altercation started allegedly when a fan requested for a photo with Romeo.

In a police report provided by the Quezon City police department, complainant Darwin Pilena said the commotion began when an unidentified male companion of Romeo allegedly punched him.

The report indicated that both parties were brought to the police station.

In a tweet, Romeo said he was not held in prison and that the video will show what really happened.

"I'm in my house right now. I'm not held up in any prison or station. No need to make a fuss. Watch the CCTV, I believe it's somewhere in social media right now. I didn't do anything. Let the video speak for itself. Anyway both camps are okay naman na," Romeo said.

A security camera footage uploaded on Twitter shows an unidentified male grabbing Romeo from behind before the bar's security personnel intervened.

The person who uploaded the video supported Romeo's claim saying, the basketball player "did not initiate any fight."


CNN Philippines cannot independently verify the authenticity of the video.

The TNT guard had a productive outing against the San Miguel Beermen on Wednesday night, registering 28 points and eight assists, but all went to naught as the Tropang Texters were booted out from playoff contention.

Romeo is also one of the nine Gilas Pilipinas players who got ejected in the fight-marred FIBA World Qualifiers game against Australia last July 2.

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