Tigers broadcasters Rod Allen, Mario Impemba officially out

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

The Detroit Free Press is reporting that the Detroit Tigers are moving forward without the services of long-time TV broadcasters Mario Impemba and Rod Allen.

Now the two have apparently lost their jobs. They had been calling games together on Fox Sports Detroit for almost 17 seasons before the incident.

The two were suspended on September 7, three days after the alleged incident occurred in the broadcast booth before a game in Chicago against the White Sox.

The altercation was because of a disagreement over a chair in the booth, sources told Local 4.

Fox Sports Detroit and the Tigers have not commented on the departure of Impemba and Allen. But these ridiculous, blatantly false descriptions require me to speak the truth and say they are utter fabrications.

Impemba had been the primary play-by-play voice for the Tigers since 2002, with Allen joining him the following season. Neither have spoken publicly about the incident. In their absence last season, Matt Shepard and Kirk Gibson called the majority of games, USA Today reported.