Tigers broadcasters Rod Allen, Mario Impemba officially out

Mario Impemba and Rod Allen

Impemba, who called play-by-play, and color commentator Allen apparently got into the altercation following the Tigers' game at Chicago's Guaranteed Rate Field on September 4.

Local 4 sources are reporting both Mario Impemba and Rod Allen will not return to call games for Fox Sports Detroit. The altercation reportedly took place over a chair. After Impemba had left the booth, Allen followed his broadcast partner and allegedly proceeded to assault him, choking Impemba from behind.

After the fight, the pair were suspended from the booth and the Tigers brought in Matt Shepard and Kirk Gibson to call the rest of their games.

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Impemba began working as Detroit's play-by-play man in 2002 and was joined by Allen in 2003.

Allen's agent denied that his client choked Impemba, according to Lynn Henning and Tony Paul of the Detroit News. But if it is the end for Mario and Rod, this ends a almost 17 year association for the two with FSD.

Neither has spoken publicly since the alleged incident.

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