Days after surveillance video surfaced showing him kicking a dog, the CEO of a giant sports catering company was put on probation by his board of directors and ordered to fork over $100,000 to charity.
Centerplate, a multinational catering company based in Stamford, Conn., announced the punishment of Chief Executive Des Hague on Wednesday after an internal investigation.
The board placed Hague on probation indefinitely, according to a company statement. His $100,000 personal donation will go toward the establishment of the Sade Foundation, a soon-to-be charity named after the dog Hague was shown mistreating in the video.
A major catering company in the professional sports industry, Centerplate has contracts with all four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. The company does business with nine NFL teams and employs 30,000 employees, according to ESPN.
The scandal has caused outrage on social media among sports fans and animal rights activists alike, with both groups calling for boycotts of Centerplate concessions at major venues.
The video shows Hague kicking a small Doberman pinscher puppy several times in a Vancouver, British Columbia, hotel elevator, and then yanking on its leash.
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