CONNECTICUT (CBS SF) — The chief executive of the concessionaire that contracts with the San Francisco 49ers and San Francisco Giants who was caught on camera kicking and choking a small dog will announce his resignation on Tuesday, according to a news release.
According to a Centerplate, Desmond Hauge will resign will resign from his CEO post at Centerplate, a multibillion-dollar company based in Connecticut.
The company provides food and beverage service to many North American sports and entertainment venues, including AT&T Park and Levi’s Stadium.
Joe O’Donnell, chairman of the board of directors for Centerplate, reiterated in the news release that the company did not condone Hague’s misconduct.
“Following an extended review of the incident involving Mr. Hague, I’d like to apologize for the distress that this situation has caused to so many; but also thank our employees, clients and guests who expressed their feelings about this incident,” the draft release states. “Their voices helped us to frame our deliberations during this very unusual and unfortunate set of circumstances.”
In the video, Hague could be seen kicking a one-year-old Doberman pinscher repeatedly and pulling the leash hard enough to lift the animal off the floor.
An employee of the Private Residences at the Hotel Georgia in Vancouver was upset with what was shown on the tape and provided a copy to the British Columbia office of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and to news outlets in British Columbia two weeks ago.
The Vancouver SPCA has completed its investigation and told the Union Tribune last week that it referred the case to British Columbia prosecutors with a recommendation for criminal charges.