John Schnatter, a prominent University of Louisville booster who founded the Papa John’s pizza chain, submitted his resignation to the school’s board of trustees Wednesday after a story came to light about his use of the N-word during an internal conference call.
Papa John Used the N-word on a Conference Call https://t.co/lZxl47MjDW
— SportsGossip.com (@sportsgossip) July 11, 2018
Louisville board of trustees chairman J. David Grissom said in a statement that Schnatter resigned, though Grissom said he believed “[Schnatter’s] comments, while inappropriate, do not reflect his personal beliefs or values.”
Papa John’s announced Wednesday evening that Schnatter had resigned from the company’s chairman seat.
John Schnatter, the founder and public face of Papa John's pizza, has resigned as the company's chairman after it emerged he used the N-word on a conference call in May. https://t.co/01ICNa73zC pic.twitter.com/MQrhCrawpJ
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) July 12, 2018
The university also posted a statement on its official Twitter account
The full statement from UofL Board of Trustees chairman J. David Grissom about John Schnatter. pic.twitter.com/Sur2D7ISnO
— University of Louisville (@uofl) July 11, 2018
The NFL and Papa John’s agreed to end the sponsorship in February. Peyton Manning also parted ways with Papa back in March. Hopefully this is last we hear from this guy.