The CEO of Centerplate, a company that provides concessions to Levi’s Stadium and AT&T Park, is under fire for a video which shows him kicking a dog.
The surveillance video shows CEO Desmond Hague kicking a dog and yanking it with a leash while inside the elevator.
The alleged incident happened in July in Vancouver but has recently come to light.
Hague Issued a statement per Niners Nation saying he takes full responsibility for his actions and says “It is completely and utterly out of character and I am ashamed and deeply embarrassed. Under the circumstances of the evening in question, a minor frustration with a friend’s pet caused me to lose control of my emotional response. Unfortunately, I acted inappropriately, and I am deeply sorry for that and am very grateful that no harm was caused to the animal.”
Centerplate also issued the following statement:
“We pride ourselves as individuals and as a company on how we treat others—both humans and animals. The company finds Mr. Hague’s personal behavior unacceptable and outside the bounds of our high standards and expectations of all of our staff. We do not condone nor can we overlook the mistreatment of animals and Mr. Hague’s personal misconduct.”
Centerplate says Hague will be given a written censure by the Board whereby he will be placed on indefinite probation stating that any further acts of misconduct would result in immediate termination.
He will also have to donate $100,000 to the Sade Foundation in honor of the dog he mistreated in the elevator, to help support the protection and safety of animals in the city of Vancouver where the incident occurred.
Hague is also expected to serve 1,000 hours of community service in support of an organization that serves to protect the welfare and safety of animals.
Centerplate also states that Hague could still face potential charges in Vancouver, where he is personally responsible for charges and fines in relation to the incident.
VIDEO Courtesy of Global News.
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