Romero Involved in Incident with Rays Fan
Robert Eaton told the Times that Romero grabbed him by the neck and pushed him following Thursday night’s game between the Phillies and Rays at Tropicana Field.
“We are disappointed to learn about the alleged incident with a Rays fan and one of our players following Thursday night’s game at Tropicana Field,” the Phillies said today in a statement. “We are in the process of gathering all of the details surrounding the situation. Until such information is provided, it would be inappropriate for us to comment at this time.”
Eaton told the newspaper that he was attempting to get autographs from Phillies players. Once a few Phillies players declined, Eaton said he said something like, “How about you get me some juice?” to Romero.
Romero just finished serving a 50-game suspension for violating the league’s policy against performance enhancing substances.
Eaton said Romero told him to “shut the f— up” and that he didn’t know what he was talking about
“He reared back and kinda grazed my chin and grabbed me by the neck and threw me back,” Eaton told the Times. “I was in shock.”
Eaton has hired a lawyer.
“I don’t feel what I said was wrong,” Eaton said. “I feel if you cheat the game you’re going to hear it from people. He brought that on himself. I just can’t believe that a professional athlete would cross the line.”