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Former Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter opened up for Sportscasting late last month about a situation in 2017 in which he claimed that Washington Commanders teammate Daniel Snyder and Dallas Cowboys teammate Jerry Jones wanted him fired by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at the height of it. national competition. hymn controversy.
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The New York Post noted that Schnatter at the time was arguing with Goodell, accusing him of Papa John’s falling shares. Schnatter was against players who knelt during the national anthem.
Schnatter told Sportscasting that he told Snyder and Jones that it was not his job to cast Goodell.
“… Remember that 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 called me all – several others – about Goodell’s behavior and the way he handled it. Jones and Dan Snyder … wanted Goodell fired. This is like… the first of November, the end of October.
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“They called and said, ‘You have to take this guy out.’ You are the number one sponsor of the league, as far as notoriety and acceptance and association. Everyone loves you, they love Peyton [Manning]. We hate Goodell. “
Schnatter added, “I said, ‘No. This is not my job to fire your Commissioner. He works for you. I only sell pizza. I have a small business family that, you know, probably 35 percent of our consumer NFL, it’s down 20 percent. This behavior of not addressing the issue to the satisfaction of the owners and players causes me and my franchisees many problems. And this is going on for two seasons now … I had a free shot from two owners to go after Goodell personally. I did not go after him in an evil, poisonous way. I just said, “Hey, grow up, be a leader, and fix the problem so my small business owners stop taking it on their chin.”
Goodell would continue to sign a new contract. He reportedly asked for nearly $ 50 million a year in addition to lifelong use of a private jet.
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Schnatter eventually resigned as chairman of the board after he was heard saying the N-word at a conference call.