Centerplate CEO resigns amid dog abuse scandal


The company executive shown in a security video abusing a dog in an elevator has resigned.

Centerplate announced Tuesday CEO Desmond Hague resigned and will be replaced by Chris Verros as acting president and CEO of the company.

Hague drew worldwide attention when video was released of him kicking a dog and yanking it up by a leash in a Vancouver elevator.

"We want to reiterate that we do not condone nor would we ever overlook the abuse of animals," said Joe O'Donnell, chairman of the board of directors for Centerplate. "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. Their voices helped us to frame our deliberations during this very unusual and unfortunate set of circumstances."

Centerplate providesfood servicee for facilities across the country, including Lucas Oil Stadium and the Indianapolis Zoo.