Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Posted: 08/24/2014 4:57 PM | Comments: 0
The CEO of Centerplate Inc., the American catering company that has contracts with the MTS Centre is being investigated for a video in which he kicked a dog.
Desmond Hague is seen in a surveillance video shot in a hotel in downtown Vancouver kicking a dog, before dragging it by its leash.
In a statement to Global News, Hague admitted to being the man in the video, saying he was deeply embarrassed and apologized to the owners of the dog.
"A minor frustration with a friend’s pet caused me to lose control of my emotional response," the statement read.
"Unfortunately, I acted inappropriately, and I am deeply sorry for that and am very grateful that no harm was caused to the animal."
True North Sports and Entertainment, the company that runs the MTS Centre and the Winnipeg Jets, put out a release in response Sunday afternoon.
"We have recently become aware of the reports out of Vancouver this weekend pertaining to the BC SPCA’s investigation into Mr. Hague’s behavior, which we find to be deeply disturbing," the release stated
The company will wait until an investigation by Centerplate is complete before commenting further, the release stated, adding the incident does not reflect the Centerplate workers at the MTS Centre.
Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories? Please use the form below and let us know.
Having problems with the form?Contact Us Directly
Jets suffer 5-4 OT loss to Ducks in Game 3
Live: Paul Maurice and Bruce Boudreau post-game
Energy in the city is palpable: Bettman
Fans fully embrace whiteout tradition at MTS Centre
Bars allowed to serve until 3 a.m. during every Jets playoff game
Jets fans decibel level through roof for first playoff game at MTS Centre
Jury hears murder confession from Trevyonne Willis
New key adviser to Mayor Brian Bowman appointed
School swap debate forges on
Duffy cousin was paid for scanning papers
Winnipeggers prep for tonight's whiteout
One dead after house explodes in Toronto
Bombers bringing more than 20 players from spring mini-camp to main camp
It's 4:20 in Winnipeg
Utah woman gets up to life in prison in deaths of 6 newborns
Lego store coming to Winnipeg, location still to be determined
Former Conservative MP joins campaign to legalize marijuana
When will Canada's economy top $2-trillion?
Ottawa to issue Fahmy a Canadian passport
Emergency debate on sale of Wheat Board rejected
Suspicious packages sent to Manitoba courts came from China, posed no chemical threat: RCMP
Anaheim Ducks ready for Winnipeg whiteout
Tom Arnold coming to Rumor's Comedy Club
Help available for moms to manage incontinence
Four charged after shots fired early Saturday in Portage la Prairie
How Apple's leaders take lessons from Glenn Gould
Appeal court upholds verdict against former doctor who assaulted teenage patient
Winnipeg police investigate shooting death
The Playoff Palate: Not-so-mighty Duck roast
Winnipeg man killed in India
Fiddle champion headlines the Prairie Kitchen Party on May 30
South district superintendent job eliminated
North End developer pulls out after 'crime wave' spurs second thoughts
Here are our 50 shades of white, as the Jets play Anaheim at home
Committee to meet Tuesday to discuss hiring permanent ombudsman
National showcase for young composers coming to Winnipeg on April 26
CBC nixes plan to use both 'q' and 'Q' for radio show
Byelection for new MLA in The Pas to be held April 21
Five takeaways ahead of tonight's game