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By Mike McCarty

Animosity. A choke hold. Physical altercation. These words were used in news reports to describe the Sept. 4 post-game dustup between Tigers broadcasters Mario Impemba and Rod Allen. Later that week, the two were taken off the air for the remainder of the season.

Will they return next season? Fox Sports Detroit will only say that the whole thing is an internal matter. In other words, butt out. But what happened when Rod and Mario were called on the carpet by an FSD exec? Metro readers want to know. 

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WHAT HAPPENED AT THE DISCIPLINARY HEARING? WE GUESS...


EXEC: Fighting! What do you two have to say for yourselves? Well, I'm waiting.

MARIO: Um, sorry, am I. 

ROD: This much we do know, it takes two to tango, but if you weren't with us at early in the game, I told you that Mario could not beat a right-handed wet noodle 37 percent of the time. He couldn't deal with stats, therefore he tried to clock me ...

MARIO: Oh, yeah? I'm gonna sky you in the air right now! C'mon.

EXEC: PUT THAT CHAIR DOWN! 

ROD: Someone hold me back before I make a Wallside Windows punchout.

LATER:

EXEC: If only a video existed to show that one or both of these guys has a temper ...

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