Ex-Papa John’s CEO claims NFL team owners ask him to get Roger Goodell fired

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Former Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter opened up about sportscasting late last month in a situation in which he accepted Washington Commissioners team owner Daniel Snyder and Dallas Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones to get NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at the height of the nationals. anthem controversy.

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Dallas Cowboys owners Jerry Jones and John Schnatter attend the DirecTV Super Saturday Night at Pier 40 on February 1, 2014 in New York City.
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The New York Post noted Schnatter was feuding with Goodell and blamed him for Papa John’s falling stock. Schnatter was against players kneeling during the national anthem.

Schnatter told Sportscasting he told Snyder and Jones it wasn’t his job to oust Goodell.

“… 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 all called me – several other folks – about Goodell’s conduct and the way he was handling this. Jones and Dan Snyder… wanted Goodell fired. This is like… the first of November, end of October.

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INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 04: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell looks at the Las Vegas Raiders play against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium on October 4, 2021 in Inglewood, California.

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“They called and said, ‘You need to take this guy out. You’re the number one sponsor in the league, as far as notoriety and acceptance and association. Everybody loves you, they love Peyton. [Manning]General Chat Chat Lounge We hate Goodell. “

Schnatter added: “I said, ‘No. This is not my job to fire your commissioner. He works for you. I just sell pizzas. I have a family of small businesses that, you know, probably 35 percent of our spend in the NFL, It is down to 20 percent. After the owners go to Goodell personally I didn’t go after him in a vicious, venomous way. I just said, ‘Hey, grow up, be a leader, and fix this problem so my small business owners stop taking it on the chin. . “”

Goodell would go to sign another contract. He reportedly requested more than $ 50 million per year in addition to the lifetime use of a private jet.

Dan Snyder, center, co-owner and co-CEO of the Washington Commanders, adjusts his mask as he unveils his NFL football team's new identity Wednesday, Feb.  Wednesday November 2, 2022, in Landover, Md.

Dan Snyder, center, co-owner and co-CEO of the Washington Commanders, adjusts his mask as he unveils his NFL football team’s new identity Wednesday, Feb. Wednesday November 2, 2022, in Landover, Md.
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Schnatter eventually resigned as chairman after he was heard saying a N-word on a conference call.

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