Recent reports have surfaced that expose Papa John's founder John Schnatter.


Schnatter has stepped down from the ​University of Louisville Board of Trustees after word got around that he used a racial slur in a conference call. 

​​Schnatter is a very visible face in the sports world between his support of the Louisville Cardinals sports teams and the Papa John's commercials with NFL players like Peyton Manning and JJ Watt.


Papa John's was the official pizza company of the NFL, until this past season, and Schnatter was not happy with the way that the league handled the anthem protests. 

Louisville claims that they don't believe this is a question of Schnatter's character, yet they have a zero tolerance policy in terms of racism and offensive language. This is why, according to the official statement, Schnatter resigned of his own accord.


Whether that's to be believed is questionable, but Louisville's long-tenured relationship with Schnatter and perhaps his company might be over.