‘Papa John’ abruptly out after blasting NFL leadership

The pizza chain’s outspoken founder and chief executive, John Schnatter 锟斤拷 who got caught in a controversy last month after he publicly criticized NFL leadership over the national anthem protests 锟斤拷 is stepping down on Jan. 1, the company said late Thursday.
Papa Authentic Michael Jordan Jersey John’s said Schnatter will be replaced as CEO by its 43-year-old chief operating officer, Steve Ritchie, who has been with Papa John’s for 21 years.
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Papa John’s, the official pizza sponsor of the NFL, ended up apologizing last month after white supremacists praised Schnatter’s comments.

But Ritchie’s role could be short-lived, given Schnatter’s history. In 2005, during another dip in sales, Schnatter stepped down as CEO, only to take over the helm again five years later.

Scully is the latest to weigh in on the controversial protests, which have spawned imitators, derision and praise. The players who will not stand 锟斤拷 led by Colin Kaepernick, now out of the NFL 锟斤拷 repeatedly have said the protests have nothing to do with the military and everything to do with racism, but many cannot separate the flag from the armed services.

McNair’s comments reminded a number of athletes of Donald Sterling, who was forced to sell the Los Angeles Clippers because of racist comments a few years ago. Richard Sherman of the Seahawks believes players would boycott if they had guaranteed contracts. I appreciate when people like that show who they really are, Sherman said of McNair’s comments.

During warmups, the Indianapolis Colts wore black T-shirts that said We Will on the front and Stand for equality, justice, unity, respect, dialogue, opportunity on the back. They locked arms during the anthem.
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