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Doug Ramsey, COO of Beyond Meat, suspended by vegan company

A senior executive at vegan food company Beyond Meat has been suspended after being accused of biting a man’s nose outside a University of Arkansas football game over the weekend.

Chief operating officer Doug Ramsey was suspended immediately after the 53-year-old allegedly punched and bit a victim’s nose, the company said in a statement on Tuesday. Ramsey was arrested Saturday for the attack, which left the victim with the flesh removed from the tip of his nose, KNWA-TV reported, citing a police document.

Ramsey is also accused of threatening to kill the man in the dispute, which erupted as they left a parking lot in their cars following the Arkansas Razorbacks’ win over Missouri State on Saturday night.

Ramsey joined the vegan company after working for 30 years at Tyson Foods.

Announcing Ramsey’s hire last year, Beyond Meat founder and CEO Ethan Brown said he “couldn’t be more thrilled” to bring on the experienced executive.

Beyond Meat suspended its COO Doug Ramsey after his arrest over the weekend.
Beyond Meat is a plant-based company that has struggled in recent years, CNBC reported.
Beyond Meat is a plant-based company that has struggled in recent years, CNBC reported.

Brown also said Ramsey brings “a proven track record of impressive operational excellence in the protein industry that our global partners, customers and consumers expect and deserve.”

The company has struggled a lot this year, according to CNBC. Shares of the company fell 75%, bringing its market down to $1.02 billion. Three years ago, the company was worth $13.4 billion, CNBC reported.

Ramsey was charged with terrorism threats and third-degree assault.

New York Post

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