Louisville takes Papa John's off name of Cardinal Stadium

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He also resigned as chairman from the pizza company after admitting the reports of him using a racial slur during an internal conference call were true. The Baltimore Orioles, no strangers to embarrassment themselves in 2018, suspended their efforts to poison fans with 50% Papa John's discounts every time the team scores five or more runs - a promotion activated 29 times in 93 games this year.

The decision came Thursday morning by AMB Sports & Entertainment which owns the teams and oversees the operations at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

No, and late Thursday evening, the Houston Astros showed that it's possible to get this right - at least insofar as standing behind Papa John's as a corporate partner can be described as right.

- More bad news for Papa John's after reports founder John Schnatter used a racial slur. The Miami Marlins, meanwhile, announced they would be closing the Papa John's concession stand at their stadium.

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While on a call with a marketing agency, John defended his comments about the National Football League, saying KFC didn't face backlash when "Colonel Sanders called blacks n--s", Forbes reported.

The right to change the name of the stadium reportedly belonged to Schnatter.

Schnatter stepped down as chairman of the company's board this week after Forbes reported that he used the N-word during a media training exercise.

Schnatter has always been the face of the brand, appearing on pizza boxes and in TV ads for the chain.

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In a statement on Wednesday, the company said it condemned "racism and any insensitive language". Earlier in the week, the school said Schnatter resigned from its board of trustees.

Schnatter used the offensive term while undergoing training on how to avoid future PR disasters with media agency Laundry Service, after he a year ago controversially blamed NFL national anthem protests for his company's sagging pizza sales. He is also the company's biggest shareholder, with 30 percent of the stock. Regardless of the context, I apologize.

The company can not afford to alienate customers, with sales already under pressure from rivals such as Domino's.

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell says he would remove Papa John's name from the University of Louisville's football stadium if he "had the ability to do that". For the first three months of this year, Papa John's said a key sales figure fell 5.3 percent in North America.

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