TERRENCE Romeo has kept his silence in the face of reports that he wore out his welcome at TNT KaTropa in less than a year with the MVP-owned PBA team.
An Inquirer report said seven TNT players, including most of the team's stars, asked management to trade Romeo after the former GlobalPort player became the cause of internal strife as well as fights in practice.
Sources also bared that most PBA teams passed on Romeo before he found a taker in San Miguel, which shipped David Semerad, Brian Heruela, and a future first-round pick to TNT to get the former Far Eastern University star.
Romeo, however, has preferred to keep mum.
According to persons close to him as well as staffers at San Miguel, the high-scoring guard is putting the TNT rumors behind him and focusing on a new chapter in his PBA career.
He is so motivated to do well at San Miguel that he is undergoing rigid personal training during the holidays to assure that he is in the best of shape when he joins San Miguel.
“Terrence chose to remain silent amidst the rumors. He would rather prove his worth through his new team,” said the source.
Romeo is set to report for practice on January 2, but this early sources said former UAAP MVP and Rookie of the Year has received a warm welcome from SMC bigwigs, including big boss Ramon S. Ang, a fellow FEU alumni.
“He is grateful to sir RSA (Ramon Ang), Sir Alfrancis Chua, and coach Leo (Austria) as well as the whole coaching staff and management. He has received welcome messages from Alex Cabagnot and Chris Ross. Coach Gee Abanilla (team manager) has also been very supportive,” said the source.