Schnatter on Wednesday resigned from the company as chairman of the board after he used a racial slur on a conference call.
Schnatter's face was off some materials by Friday, though the pizza chain said there are no plans to change its name.
The Mariners had a deal with the chain in which if the team scored five runs, a Papa John's pizza was half-off the next day.
- Papa John's pizza will no longer be sold at Target Field as the Minnesota Twins have cut ties with the company, according to Minnesota Twins officials.
This week, Schnatter stepped down from his role as chairman of the board of the pizza chain.More news: Liverpool fans will be pleased by Dejan Lovren’s continued form
If this were about a league and some of its teams not wanting to associate with the degradation of the good name of pizza, that would be fine, albeit an extremely strangely-timed moment for such a move.
Schnatter finally slips and says the N-word out loud.; 2.
In his statement Friday, Ritchie said that, "Papa John's is not an individual". "These comments were hurtful and unacceptable, and they do not reflect the values of our university".
Papa John's also pulled Schnatter's image from its logo, TV ads and other marketing to distance itself from its founder. Oh, no, it was the "derogatory and insensitive comments" - the fact that he said one particular no-no word.More news: Capito meets with Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh
A person inside the company with knowledge of the decision said the decision to remove Schnatter as the marketing face of Papa John's was made by top executives and the details and exact timing are still being worked out.
Papa John's International Inc., which began operations in 1984, has more than 5,200 locations globally.
"Mr. Schnatter's comments were offensive and inexcusable", the club said in a statement provided to The Times.
"Never in my life [will I buy Papa John's pizza again]", Jones told us in NYC ...
"They need to take John Schnatter, and put him in the SpaceX rocket and send him to Mars", Schiffer said.More news: Pardoned ranchers released from custody
I will personally be leading this effort because there is nothing more important for Papa John's right now.