Tag: Papa John’s

Archived: Papa John's Driven Out of Professional Sports after Founder's Racist Conference Call Comments

To date, 20 athletic organizations — from collegiate sports to professional sport leagues (MLB, MLS, NBA, NFL) — have cut ties with Papa John’s after founder and former CEO John Schnatter’s N-word comments on a conference call. The severing included renaming stadiums and discontinuing or suspending promotions and partnerships. Oregon…

Archived: After Using the N-word on Conference Call, Papa John's Founder Resigns from Board

It was revealed Wednesday that John Schnatter, founder of Papa John’s Pizza, used the N-word during a conference call in May. After Schnatter issued an apology, he stepped down as chairman of the board. The company issued the following statement: “Papa John’s International, Inc. today announced that the independent directors…