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Detroit Tigers television announcers were suspended near end of the 2018 season: Report


Devdiscourse News Desk United States
Updated: 11-10-2018 07:32 IST
Detroit Tigers television announcers were suspended near  end of the 2018 season: Report

Two longtime Detroit Tigers television announcers who were suspended near the end of the 2018 season will not be retained, according to a report.(Image Credit: Twitter)

Two longtime Detroit Tigers television announcers who were suspended near the end of the 2018 season will not be retained, according to a report.

Mario Impemba and Rod Allen have called more than 2,000 games together, but the Detroit Free Press reported Tuesday night that Fox Sports Detroit has informed Impemba's representatives that he won't return in 2019. Allen had a one-year deal in 2018 with a network option for 2019, and his representatives are negotiating a settlement.

Neither the team nor the network would comment.

Impemba earned more than $500,000 per year and Allen about $350,000, according to the newspaper. The two had worked together on Tigers broadcasts since 2003.

Still, their partnership at times had been filled with tension. It reached the breaking point on Sept. 4 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, when the two argued following a Tigers-White Sox game. During their argument, Allen allegedly had his hands on Impemba's neck.

The two immediately were sent home to Detroit on separate flights and then taken off the air for the final 22 games of the season.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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