SOURCES: Rod Allen choked Mario Impemba from behind after a disagreement over a chair in the Detroit Tigers broadcast booth https://t.co/NWdwCaMaJj
— Local 4 WDIV Detroit (@Local4News) September 6, 2018
Rod Allen allegedly choked longtime Fox Sports Detroit partner Mario Impemba over a chair argument, according to Detroit TV station WDIV sources. These two have been partners 16 years through lean years and a bunch of playoff runs when times seemed great for Rod and Mario.
Those days just might be over after this incident.
Sources told Local 4 that Impemba left the broadcast booth at some point and Allen followed, assaulting Impemba from behind and choking him.
The altercation was because of a disagreement over a chair in the booth, sources told Local 4.
Allen’s agent says it’s not true.
“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. 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 fabrications by others do injustice to the very concepts of fairness and professionalism. Those who give such gross untruths to media should be ashamed of themselves.”
Before this best incident, Rod Allen was best known for the drinking games that were created thanks to his color commentary and for charging the mound in Japan where the pitcher thought he was a dead man.