Louisville Football Players Call for Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium Name Change
Two players are asking for the change after Papa John's owner admitted to using racial slur.
Two Louisville wide receivers are asking for their stadium’s name to be changed after Papa John’s owner John Schnatter admitted to using a racial slur. The Cardinals play in Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium and wide receivers Jaylen Smith and Seth Dawkins took to Twitter to request the name change.
We need to change the name of the stadium ASAP, I’m not here for it ??♂️
— Seth Dawkins (@dawkins5_) July 12, 2018
AT ALL https://t.co/84JlAPznli
— Jaylen Smith (@JaylenSmith_12) July 12, 2018
However, Schnatter owns the stadium’s naming rights and not Papa John’s, reports Sports Illustrated. On Wednesday, Schnatter admitted to suing a racial slur during a May conference call and released an apology.
“News reports attributing the use of inappropriate and hurtful language to me during a media training session regarding race are true,” Schnatter said, according to Sports Illustrated. “Regardless of the context, I apologize. Simply stated, racism has no place in our society.”
He also resigned from the university’s board of trustees and stepped down as chairman of his company.
— Aaron Ellis (@aaronellis01) July 11, 2018
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