CEO accused of dog abuse removed from job, reports say
Centerplate provides concessions for Sun Life Stadium
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – The man caught on surveillance video beating his dog in an elevator will be fired from his job as CEO of an international food and beverage company, which provides catered and concession food to Sun Life Stadium.
Video showing Desmond Hague kicking and abusing his doberman pinscher puppy went viral last week. After outrage spread online, his company, Centerplate, announced he would be placed on indefinite probation, as well as be required to donate $100,000 to charity and complete 1,000 hours of community service.
Late Monday, Canadian news agency Global News reported Centerplate had announced Hague would be removed from his job. According to the report, Hague's exit will come Tuesday, but stadium operators were informed Monday.
Centerplate provides concessions for Sun Life Stadium, but the Miami Dolphins organization would not release the details of its contract.
The dog in the video, Sade, was confiscated from Hague's home by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and is expected to be adopted by another family.
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