DETROIT (WJBK) - The Detroit Tigers broadcasting partners who got into an alleged fight Tuesday will not be scheduled for any future telecasts this season, according to Fox Sports Detroit.
Analyst Rod Allen and play-by-play announcer Mario Impemba reportedly engaged in a physical altercation after the White Sox game in Chicago on Tuesday night. Kirk Gibson and Matt Shepard were brought in to replace them.
The Tigers also released a statement, saying they support the decision:
"The Detroit Tigers support our partners at FOX Sports Detroit in their decision regarding Mario Impemba and Rod Allen."
Reports released later Thursday claimed Allen choked Impemba from behind and that the dispute began over a chair.
Neither will appear in any future broadcasts this season, according to Fox Sports Detroit. There are 22 games left this year.
Allen tweeted the following statement Thursday night:
Impemba was reached at his house by FOX 2's Jessica Dupnack. He said "I'm fine but I don't have further comment."
According to Allen's agent, there was no fight.