Papa John’s: Oregon State most recent to cut ties after John Schnatter’s racial slur

Oregon State most recent to cut ties after John Schnatter’s racial slur

After an incident last week wherein papa john’s founder john schnatter admitted to using an offensive racial slur in the course of a convention call in may additionally, more than one expert franchises and collegiate athletic packages have suspended or ended their sponsorship contracts with papa john’s.

Oregonian columnist john canzano tweeted a assertion monday afternoon detailing oregon country’s suspension in their papa john’s sponsor courting.

Inside the announcement, beavers vp and director of athletics scott barnes said, “the derogatory and insensitive remarks made via papa john’s founder john schnatter aren’t reflective of oregon kingdom university’s values and the inclusive surroundings we try to foster in the course of the college network and within osu athletics for all pupil-athletes and enthusiasts.”

John Canzano


Oregon State has suspended its sponsor relationship with @PapaJohns

Since the contention exploded via web-based networking media, Schnatter has ventured down as director of the pizza establishment. Notwithstanding utilizing the racial slur, Schnatter was additionally censured for utilizing realistic symbolism to portray the lynchings of African Americans in the place where he grew up in Indiana.

One of the main athletic projects to free itself of the organization’s name was the University of Louisville, which declared on Friday that it would expel Papa John’s from the name of the school’s football stadium and call it “Cardinal Stadium.”

As of Monday evening, 20 athletic associations have cut ties with Papa John’s.


MLB suspended its “Father Slam” advancement. The New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, Miami Marlins, Washington Nationals, Minnesota Twins, Seattle Mariners, Atlanta Braves and Tampa Bay Rays all suspended their association with the organization. The Kansas City Royals suspended their advancements. The Texas Rangers dropped their advancements inconclusively.


The Seattle Seahawks finished their association with the organization. AMB Sports and Entertainment (Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United, Mercedes-Benz Stadium) suspended its relationship.


The Orlando Magic suspended their association.


Notwithstanding Atlanta United, FC Dallas suspended its advancement.

School sports

Notwithstanding Oregon State and Louisville, the University of Kentucky ended its budgetary association with Schnatter.