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Centerplate CEO resigns following dog abuse video

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The CEO of the concession company that caters to the Colts and Notre Dame, Desmond Hague, has resigned following mistreatment of an animal in his care, the Centerplate board of directors said in a press release Tuesday.

Hague was caught on tape inside an elevator kicking a dog, then tugging on the leash so hard the animal was lifted off the floor. University spokesman Dennis Brown said the university found the actions deplorable, and that they would monitor how the company conducted their internal review.

In a press release chairman of the board of directors for Centerplate, Joe O'Donnell said they would never condone or overlook the abuse of animals.

“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,” O'Donnell said in the press release.

Hague has been replaced by Chris Verros, who has been the Chief Operating Officer for Centerplate since 2010.

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