CEO of Timbers concession provider caught abusing a dog
PORTLAND, Ore. -- The chief executive officer of Centerplate, a major concession operator in three countries, was caught on a surveillance camera abusing a dog.
The video, obtained by Canadian media outlet Global News and posted to its website, shows CEO Des Hague stepping into an elevator with a Doberman in Vancouver, B.C. Hague starts kicking the dog before lifting it off the ground by the leash.
Centerplate operates concessions at Providence Park for Timbers home games.
Though a Timbers spokesman wouldn't go on camera, the team posted a statement on its website Wednesday, saying, in part:
"We have urged Centerplate to take appropriate and decisive action here. When the contract expires we will carefully review whether Centerplate is a company with which we want to continue to associate."
Centerplate also released a statement Wednesday, saying Hague is on "indefinite probation."
According to the statement, Hague will also have to personally donate $100,000 to establish a foundation to help protect animals in Vancouver and will have to perform 1,000 hours of community service.
Hague may still face charges in Vancouver, B.C.