"Papa" John Schnatter, insufferable commercial pal of numerous pizza-fond athletes, is out as CEO of Papa John's.
He recently criticized the NFL for not getting control of this anthem-kneeling thing, blaming it for a downturn in pizza sales.
There was talk at the time that his sometime ad-making chum Jerry Jones put him up to this public speculation, both as an anti-Goodell strategy and to bring the economic effect of public revulsion over this practice home to the players.
He was widely ridiculed for this.
(But if an activity associated with pizza-eating, as home football viewing kinda is, declines because people are starting to loathe pro football and its players (and probably its Commissioner and its referees and its owners), would it surprise anyone if, to some extent, he were right? Has anyone looked into this?)
He's staying on as Chairman.
Will his athletic friends continue to hang out with him if his pizza-flogging days, no doubt accompanied by complimentary tastings, have come to an end?
Papa John Out
|"You didn't really just say 'Come to papa,' did you, Mr. Schnatter?"|