Oregon State University Suspends Relations With Papa John's

Oregon State University Suspends Relations With Papa John's

Schnatter's lawyer, Patricia Glaser, said in a separate letter that her client "is not going to go quietly", arguing that the board of directors can not remove Schnatter as chairman without submitting the proposal to a shareholder vote.

In an internal memo obtained by Ad Age, Laundry Service says "disparaging and outrageous comments about Wasserman and Laundry Service" made in the media regarding its relationship with Papa John's are "completely false" and that it will be going on the record with a response. Months earlier, Schnatter had resigned as Papa John's CEO shortly after he publicly blamed the National Football League, a former corporate partner, for the pizza chain's sagging sales.

Schnatter reportedly said in his letter that he had insisted in the call that he was not racist.

Schnatter, no stranger to controversy, admitted he used the racial slur - but said the company's marketing firm had "pushed" him to use it.

Schnatter had previously apologized for his use of the racial slur but protested that it had been part of a media training exercise organized by the pizza chain's marketing agency, Laundry Service.

Some board members want Schnatter - who owns about 30 percent of the company's stock - to leave the board altogether, Schnatter wrote in his letter. He claims that the company demanded millions "to make it go away".

'I really try to be considerate of other people's feelings with what I say or what I do. "We had talked about it and he indicated it was influx and yes he had asked for more time and then once we had made the decision, no promises were made that that would be possible obviously, and then when I made the final decision tried to reach him again and texted, that our decision was made".

The company's Twitter page had been silent following Schnatter's most recent comments until Friday when it tweeted an open letter from new CEO Steve Ritchie.

Schnatter had already resigned as CEO previous year after blaming disappointing sales on the NFL leadership's on the controversy surrounding football players kneeling during the national anthem. He was eventually forced to step down as CEO but remained chairman of the board and the face of the brand. Later in the call, Schnatter brought up his childhood in IN saying, 'people used to drag African-Americans from trucks until they died'.

"We know we can do better and I'm confident that we will", Ritchie said in May.



Related Posts

After reprieve, Britain's May faces a new Brexit battle in parliament
May warned party rebels on Sunday they should fall into line, saying wrecking her Brexit blueprint could result in disaster. Greening said that she would campaign to keep Britain in the European Union if a new referendum is held.

WhatsApp rebellion: ex-minister rallies Brexit hawks against UK PM May
One of the amendments would enshrine in law that there would be no customs border down the Irish Sea between the island of Ireland and the British mainland.

Astronomers find 12 new moons orbiting Jupiter, including an "oddball"
The researchers, from the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, DC, picked out one of the 12 moons as an " oddball ". It is possible the various orbital moon groupings we see today were formed in the distant past through this exact mechanism.

Orioles to move Machado this week
Machado is boasting a career high.575 slugging percentage and.963 OPS in the final year of his contract with Baltimore. Machado was drafted by the Orioles with the third overall pick in 2010 and has been a starter in Baltimore since 2012.

No dossier on Trump, says Putin
Secret Service according to press accounts, grabbed him as he held up what appeared to be a handwritten sign. Putin on Monday repeated the Russian denial of election interference, calling it "nonsense".

Trump blames ‘double negative’ for furor over Putin meeting
Trump's refusal to condemn Putin and Russian Federation over the U.S. intelligence community's findings garnered harsh blowback . Bush and Central Intelligence Agency director under former president Barack Obama , said it amounted to an impeachable act.

Chelsea Target Former Goalkeeper As Real Madrid Move For Courtois
The 25 year old has made over 60 appearances for Roma since joining in 2016, as well as 31 caps for Brazil . Alisson has recently returned from the World Cup in Russian Federation where he appeared for Brazil .

Trump 'a patriot', Turnbull says as United States erupts over Russian Federation claims
Last week, Trump met with fellow North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members, pushing them to increase their spending on defense. Schumer (D-N.Y.) called on the chamber's Republican leaders to schedule hearings on what occurred in Helsinki.

Alisson: Liverpool make offer to sign Roma goalkeeper
Sky sources have previously told us that Liverpool have no plans to bid for Alisson this summer . In a shorter transfer window this summer, the deadline closes on 9 August.

Apple’s iPhone emoji update includes a kangaroo and red hair options
World Emoji Day is the global celebration of emojis and this day is celebrated with different emoji events and product releases. There are some more obtuse new designs too, notably a nazar symbol (to guard against the evil eye) and an infinity symbol.

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.