Former Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter is making some shocking claims this week as he came forward and talked about Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Washington Commanders owner Daniel Snyder attempted to do.
Schnatter suggested that both NFL owners came to him in an attempt to get Roger Goodell fired. As one of the largest endorsements the league had at the time, Jones and Snyder felt like Papa John had the power to make it happen.
“Snyder and Jones hate Goodell,” Schnatter said. “I said, ‘No, this is not my job to fire your Commissioner. He works for you.’ Remember, Goodell is a coward, and he is incompetent. And he’s just lucky.”
More via Pro Football Talk:
Jerry Jones, the owner of the Cowboys, Indra Nooyi [former CEO] with PepsiCo, and Dan Snyder all called me — several other folks — about Goodell’s conduct and the way he was handling this. Jones and Dan Snyder . . . wanted Goodell fired. This is like . . . the first of November, end of October. They called and said, ‘You need to take this guy out. You’re the number one sponsor of the league, as far as notoriety and acceptance and association. Everybody loves you, they love Peyton [Manning, a Papa John’s franchisee and sponsor]. We hate Goodell.’”
In 2017, the NFL signed the longtime commissioner to a new lucrative contract extension.
Jones, who fought against his fellow owners signing Goodell to a contract extension, told the NFL commissioner in a conference call “I’m gonna come after you with everything I have.”
He still holds immense support from a majority of team owners, especially as of late. In fact, he and the NFL were reportedly in talks on a new contract extension as well.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.