"I came across this healthy food that's good for athletes, kids and more. Philanthropist," and an "imperfect human being working to better myself." This week, the Connecticut resident had updated his Twitter followers about a vacation in the Bahamas, where a photo Hague posted Thursday shows him swimming with pigs.
"In addition, we firmly believe that everyone deserves a second chance." Hague's appointment as Froozer's top executive came a year after a Canadian judge fined him $5,000 and banned him from owning or controlling an animal for three years following his guilty plea to a single count of causing an animal to be in distress.
The charge is the equivalent of a misdemeanor in the United States.
Hague pleaded guilty in February 2015 in the Canadian court to the charge of causing Sade distress.
At the sentencing two months later, the judge reportedly was told that Hague was taking prescription drugs for anxiety, and had alcohol in his system at the time he attacked the dog.
"In my case, it was less than a minute in Vancouver two years ago," Hague said.
"I made a dreadful mistake one night, but I believe it has not defined me, and I think I have the potential to do good." Hague said he was excited to identify an opportunity to invest in Froozer.Hague said that one positive side effect from the case is the fact that "it has allowed me to spend more time recently with family and friends." He also said he's learned a lot about himself "from my mistake," and gotten healthier physically, acknowledging that the stress of running Centerplate "got to me." Hague's Twitter feed shows him looking relaxed, and trimmer than his days at Centerplate. Froozer, in a statement emailed to CNBC, said, "We are delighted to have someone of Mr.Hague's caliber lead our organization." "Our decision to engage Des was based on his experience, leadership qualities and prior business successes which speak for themselves," the company said.One photo from late April shows him dining with the U. "As the year closes out, I wanted to take a moment and reflect on the lessons learned over the last year and work on improving myself.The last year, I have faced more adversity than in the last decade," Hague wrote.My son was actually attacked." After the dog debacle, Hague joined the board of directors of the Stamford Youth Foundation, a charitable group that works with kids in his hometown.