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Papa John’s former CEO, John Schnatter, opened up to sports casting at the end of last month on a situation in 2017 in which he claimed Washington commanders team owner Daniel Snyder e Dallas Cowboy Team owner Jerry Jones wanted him to get NFL commissioner Roger Goodell fired at the height of the national anthem controversy.
the New York post noted that Schnatter was arguing with Goodell at the time and blamed him for Papa John’s dropping supplies. Schnatter was against kneeling players during the national anthem.
Schnatter told Sportscasting that he told Snyder and Jones it wasn’t his job to kick Goodell out.
“… Remember, Goodell is a coward, and he’s incompetent. And he’s just lucky. Jerry Jones, the owner of the Cowboys, Indra Nooyi [former CEO] with PepsiCo and Dan Snyder they all called me – many other people – about Goodell’s conduct and the way he was handling it. Jones and Dan Snyder … they wanted Goodell fired. It’s like … the first of November, the end of October.
“They called and said, ‘You have to take this guy out. You’re the league’s number one sponsor, in terms of notoriety, acceptance and membership. Everyone loves you, loves Peyton. [Manning]. We hate Goodell. “
Schnatter added, “I said, ‘No. This isn’t my job to fire your commissioner. He works for you. I only sell pizzas. I have a small business family that, you know, probably 35 percent of our NFL spending, dropped 20 percent. This behavior of not addressing the issue to the satisfaction of owners and players is causing a lot of problems for me and my franchisees. And this has been going on for two seasons now … I had a free throw of two “Owners have to go after Goodell personally. I didn’t follow him in a vicious and poisonous way. I just said, ‘Hey, grow up, be a leader and solve the problem so my small business owners stop blaming themselves.’ “
Goodell would go on to sign another contract. He reportedly demanded nearly $ 50 million a year in addition to the lifetime use of a private jet.
Schnatter eventually stepped down as president after being heard utter the word N on a conference call.