Beyond Meat suspends COO after arrest at Arkansas game for biting man's nose
For one Arkansas man, the term ‘rabid fan’ was an accurate representation on Saturday.
Doug Ramsey, chief operating officer of Beyond Meat, was arrested on charges of terroristic threats and third-degree battery after he bit a man’s nose during an altercation after the Razorback football game.
Now, per Bloomberg, he has been suspended from his role at the company:
Doug Ramsey has been suspended, effective immediately, the plant-based meats company said in a statement Tuesday. The 53-year-old became Beyond Meat’s operating chief in December after a three-decade career with Tyson Foods Inc. Operations will be overseen on an interim basis by Jonathan Nelson, Beyond Meat’s senior vice president for manufacturing operations, the company said.
Per police reports, Ramsey and another man began fighting after their cars collided in a parking lot after the game. Ramsey allegedly punched through the back windshield of a Subaru after it made contact with the front tire of his own car. Ramsey then punched the owner of the other car, and also “bit the owner’s nose, ripping the flesh on the tip.” He also threatened to kill the other driver, resulting in the terroristic threats charge.
Considering the Razorbacks won on Saturday to improve to 3-0 on the season, one would think the environment in Fayetteville would be more celebratory.