New York Yankees suspending relationship with Papa John's

Lynette Rowe
July 14, 2018

Schnatter, Founder, Chairman & CEO of Papa John's International, Inc. rings the NASDAQ Opening Bell at NASDAQ MarketSite on January 31, 2014 in New York City.

The university also said they would remove Schnatter's name from the Center for Free Enterprise at the College of Business. Schnatter, who confirmed accuracy of the report to Forbes, was reportedly complaining about Colonel Sanders having never faced backlash, even though "Colonel Sanders called blacks n--s".

Six MLB teams have suspended relationships with Papa John's since the admission of founder John Schnatter's use of the N-word on a conference call.

The pizza promotion has been a staple of Rangers baseball since 2011.

Previously, the Miami Marlins said they were ending their relationship with the chain, including ending a promotional deal and closing the Papa John's concession stand at Marlins Park, according to the Miami Herald.

Schnatter had used the slur during a media training exercise in May, Forbes reported this week.

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Papa John's isn't the only pizza option at Target Field.

"Effective today, AMB Sports & Entertainment has indefinitely suspended its affiliation with Papa John's".

The pizza chain for some time has offered a 50 percent discount the day after the Rangers score seven or more runs. He apologized to her, adding that he didn't want to be a "distraction", she said.

Several players had expressed a desire to have the Papa John's name removed from the stadium. "In response to the reprehensible remarks made by Papa John's founder and owner, the New York Yankees are suspending their relationship with the company", the Major League Baseball team said on Twitter.

Bendapudi also said that despite Schnatter's slip, she still believes Papa John's remains a company in good standing in the Louisville community. On Friday, the Texas Rangers followed in the footsteps of the Marlins and the Rays, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. "From our team standpoint, our partnership is with local owner/operators in Phoenix and completely separate from the national company".

The Chronicle also quoted Houston Pizza Venture owner and president Keith Sullins as saying Schnatter's "statements are indefensible and in no way represent the views of anyone in our company".

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