Louisville takes Papa John's off name of Cardinal Stadium

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University of Louisville President Neeli Bendapudi has announced the university is renaming its football stadium to "Cardinal Stadium", removing the Papa John's sponsorship.

Bendapudi's letter, which called Schnatter's comments "hurtful and unacceptable", said the moves were made with the support of the school's Board of Trustees.

On Wednesday, Papa John's founder John Schnatter quit his chairman of the board role after it was reported that he used the N-word during a conference call in May. Papa John's founder John Schnatter's name will also be removed from the school's Center for Free Enterprise, she said.

Papa John's got a taste of that past year, when Schnatter stepped down as CEO after blaming disappointing pizza sales on the outcry surrounding football players kneeling during the national anthem.

The pizza chain later said it had accepted Mr Schnatter's resignation and that a new chairman would be appointed in the coming weeks.

Some in the UofL community, including current football players, called on Bendapudi to change the stadium's name after Schnatter's comment.

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Top executives chose to remove Schnatter but details are still being worked out. He apologized to her, adding that he didn't want to be a "distraction", she said.

"We understand this comes with certain consequences, and we have examined all of those", Bendapudi said, not clarifying what the consequences could be.

The contract states that there are a few ways for the stadium's name to change, both relying on action from Schnatter. "This is our best decision".

Major League Baseball's promotion with Papa John's has been suspended until after the All-Star break, the company said in a statement to Fox News on Friday. The promotion allowed baseball fans to get 40 percent off their order at Papa John's the day after any player hit a grand slam by using an online coupon code.

Schnatter, who was a longtime visible presence in Papa John's commercial campaigns, admitted to making a racial slur during a company conference call in May.

A slice of cheese pizza at a Papa John's pizza shop in Quincy, Mass.

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