Broadcasters Rod Allen, Mario Impemba won't return to Detroit Tigers

Rod Allen and Mario Impemba have reportedly lost their jobs calling Tigers games after an alleged attack over a chair at work. More

Rod Allen and Mario Impemba have reportedly lost their jobs calling Tigers games after an alleged attack over a chair at work. More

After a physical altercation between Rod Allen and Mario Impemba halted their broadcasting of games on September 4, the team is preparing to move forward without them.

The Detroit Free Press reports that a new broadcast team will call Tigers games next season as the duo will not be welcomed back. Detroit's Local 4 News reported at the time that Allen allegedly choked Impemba from behind following a dispute over a chair in the broadcast booth.

Impemba and Allen did not appear on air during any Tigers telecasts for the remainder of the season.

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Allen, 58, was the chief color commentator since 2003. But if it is the end for Mario and Rod, this ends a almost 17 year association for the two with FSD. During the last month of the season, Matt Shepard and Kirk GIbson called the games for TV. Neither have spoken publicly about the incident, which served as a sour ending to almost 17 seasons together in the broadcast booth.

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