View Full Version : Sports Media Theorizes Papa John’s Slam on NFL Orchestrated by Cowboys Jerry Jones

11-04-2017, 02:09 PM
On Wednesday the owner and founder of the Papa John’s pizza chain and major NFL advertiser held a press conference where he excoriated the league saying that its national anthem protests had cost him $70 million in business. Now, several members of the sports media have theorized that the owner of the Dallas Cowboys was behind the pizza chain owner’s complaints.

In a company conference call on Wednesday, Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter slammed the NFL and its leadership saying the national anthem protests should have been “nipped in the bud” and shut down last year when former San Francisco 49ers second-string quarterback first began them.

“The NFL has hurt us,” Schnatter told his company. “We are disappointed the NFL, and its leadership did not resolve this.”

“Leadership starts at the top, and this is an example of poor leadership,” he added.