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John Schnatter Blasts Roger Goodell In Radio Interview Days After Stepping Down As Papa John's Chairman

Papa John's at the Super Bowl.

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: John H. Schnatter, Founder, Chairman & CEO of Papa John's International, Inc. rings the NASDAQ Opening Bell at NASDAQ MarketSite on January 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Papa John's founder John Schnatter is now out as chairman of the company, after he admitted to using the n-word during a conference call earlier this year. In December, he stepped down as CEO, after facing criticism from his response to NFL players' national anthem protests.

Schnatter ripped the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell, complaining about the league's ratings decline and knocking "poor leadership" back in November.

Papa John's is no longer the official pizza sponsor of the NFL. Some individual teams have also put their partnerships with the company on hold in light of Schnatter's most recent scandal.

None of this is stopping Schnatter for going in on Goodell and the league anyway.

Once again, John Schnatter ripped the NFL and Roger Goodell, during a Friday radio interview.

He joined Terry Meiners of 840 WHAS to speak on a number of issues. During the interview, he said that the company is "very glad" to be out of the NFL business.

Via ProFootballTalk:

“We are very glad to get out of the NFL relationship, because we still get to sponsor some players and we still get to sponsor some teams and we still get to be part of the community,” Schnatter said. “But we don’t want to do business with Roger Goodell, period. And I don’t want to do business with Roger Goodell, and we’ve had enough success where we get to pick who we do business with. And Roger Goodell runs the NFL, and we made a decision to get a divorce, and we did.”

Pizza Hut has taken Papa John's place as the official sponsor of the league.

Schnatter's comments had other fallout as well. He has stepped down from the University of Louisville Board of Trustees, and agreed to have the company's name removed from the school's "Papa John's Cardinal Stadium."