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Fox Sports Detroit announcers Mario Impemba and Rod Allen were absent from Wednesday's Tigers broadcast because of an alleged physical altercation the night before, according to The Athletic . A later report from Local 4said thatAllen choked Impembafrom behind following a disagreement over Joey Votto 2018 MLB All-Star Game Jersey a chair in the Tom Seaver Jerseybooth, citing unnamed sources.The duo, which has appeared together for 15 seasons, held a tense relationship that boiled over after Tuesday's game, according to The Athletic.Impemba and Allen were reportedly sent back to Detroit on separate flights, with Matt Shepard and Kirk Gibson providing last-minute coverage Wednesday.MORE: White Sox's Michael Kopech found 'inner peace' through meditation My only comment is this we are addre sing an internal matter and we will Joe Morgan Jersey not have any further comment at this time,"Fox Sports Detroit Jackie Robinson Jersey general manager Greg Hammaren told The Athletic.According to The Athletic, Impemba and Allen have clashed personalities for a while, though this appears to be the first physical dispute between them.Theyre like an odd couple, a source reportedly told The Athletic.Before joining the Tigers organization,Impemba spent seven years calling games on the radio for the Los Angeles Angels. Allen played parts of three MLB seasons before serving as a hitting instructor and then getting into Cincinnati Reds Collection Custom White Jersey broadcasting.Detroit (57-83) is mired in its worst two-year stretch since 2002-03.