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Beyond Meat Exec Exits the Company After Allegedly Biting a Man's Nose Weeks after being arrested for a bizarre road-rage incident, Doug Ramsey is leaving his post.

By Jonathan Small

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The COO of Beyond Meat, who was arrested for biting a man's nose, is leaving his job.

Doug Ramsey, 52, had been suspended indefinitely by the vegan meat company for the September 17th incident that took place after an Arkansas Razorbacks football game.

According to a police report, the trouble started after the game in a parking garage when a man driving a Subaru tried to inch in front of Ramsey's Ford Bronco. The driver allegedly bumped into the front wheel of Ramsey's vehicle, causing Ramsey to fly into a rage.

The police said that Ramsey jumped out of his SUV and "punched through the back windshield" of the Subaru. When the driver got out of his car to see what was happening, Ramsey "pulled him in close and started punching his body." Police report that he also "bit the owner's nose, ripping the flesh on the tip of the nose."

When the police arrived at the scene, they reported finding "two males with bloody faces."

The police arrested Ramsey on charges of making terroristic threats and 3rd-degree battery. He is scheduled to appear in Fayetteville District Court on October 19.

Ramsey's departure from Beyond Meat comes after the company announced it will be cutting 19% of its workforce due to a slowdown in sales.

What is Beyond Meat?

Beyond Meat is a brand of plant-based, vegan "meat" alternatives that include such products as Beyond Beef, Beyond Burgers, and Beyond Breakfast Sausage. Their products are available at grocery stores and restaurants, including Del Taco and Denny's.

Doug Ramsey was named COO of Beyond Meat in December 2021 after a long stint at Tyson Foods.

Jonathan Small

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Founder, Write About Now Media

Jonathan Small is an award-winning author, journalist, producer, and podcast host. For 25 years, he has worked as a sought-after storyteller for top media companies such as The New York Times, Hearst, Entrepreneur, and Condé Nast. He has held executive roles at Glamour, Fitness, and Entrepreneur and regularly contributes to The New York Times, TV Guide, Cosmo, Details, Maxim, and Good Housekeeping. He is the former “Jake” advice columnist for Glamour magazine and the “Guy Guru” at Cosmo.

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