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Papa John's Founder Quits After NFL Remarks

John Schnatter is stepping down as CEO two months after making disparaging comments about NFL leadership and players who protested during the national anthem by taking a knee. He blamed it on a decline in sales of his pizza. COO Steve Ritchie will take his place on Jan. 1. Schattner remains as chairman of the board. The brand is a top sponsor and advertiser of the NFL.

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