Two days before the NFL dropped the pizza chain as its official sponsor last week, Peyton Manning relinquished his stake in 31 Papa John’s locations in the Denver area, the Denver Post reported Monday. Manning, who retired as the Broncos quarterback after winning Super Bowl 50 in 2016, remains the company’s celebrity spokesperson and ambassador, locked into a long-term agreement.
Papa John’s spokesman, Peter Collins, confirmed Manning sold his stake in the stores he had picked up in 2012, though a former Papa John’s part-owner quickly scooped up all 31 locations.
I had Papa John’s once in my life and I threw up the next day. I’m SHOCKED it took this long for the wheels to fall off of this pizza company that doesn’t know the recipe for pizza. The final straw is Papa John not wanting players to kneel during the National Anthem. Thank you, Colin Kaepernick, for taking down the worst pizza company on the planet.
Also, what a great guy that Peyton Manning is to continue to honor his contract as the celebrity spokesperson for this company when you know for a fact that he’s desperate to distance himself from this guy:
Okay, so Kaepernick didn’t really make an impact on race relations at all. As I type this, Nazis are probably planning their next meet up in Charlottesville. BUT, he somehow put Papa John’s slowly out of business and some might argue, that’s way more important.
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