Fox Sports: Rod Allen, Mario Impemba no longer scheduled for future Tigers telecasts

Posted at 2:40 PM, Sep 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-07 17:20:15-04

Fox Sports Detroit broadcasts Rod Allen and Mario Impemba are no longer scheduled for "any future Tigers telecasts this season," according to a tweet from Fox Sports Detroit official account. 

Mario Impemba and Rod Allen, the duo for the Tigers Fox Sports Detroit broadcast team were reportedly involved in a physical altercation Tuesday evening, according to The Athletic.

However, the agent for Rod Allen is denying the report in a statement to 7 Action News:

We have not commented because Fox Sports Detroit is handling this professionally and thoroughly. But these ridiculous, blatantly false descriptions require me to speak the truth and say they are utter fabrications.

There was no ‘fight.’ Nobody followed anybody, there was no contact from behind, and a ‘choke hold’ is a shamefully untrue way to describe anything which occurred in that very brief altercation.

Anonymous fiction by others does injustice to the very concepts of fairness and professionalism. Those who give such gross untruths to media should be ashamed of themselves.