DENVER (AP) – Peyton Manning sold 31 Denver-area Papa John’s stores last week, two days before the NFL dropped the chain as its official pizza sponsor.
The Denver Post reported Wednesday that Papa John’s spokesman Peter Collins confirmed the former NFL quarterback sold his stake to an existing Papa John’s franchisee.READ MORE: Dallas Police K-9 Ballentine Makes 42 Pound Marijuana Bust At Dallas Love Field Airport
Manning will remain Papa John’s celebrity spokesman and brand ambassador. He wasn’t immediately available for comment.READ MORE: Garland Silver Alert Canceled After Elderly Couple Richard And Henrietta Rocha Found Safe
The NFL and Papa John’s ended their deal February 27, and the league announced a multiyear marketing deal with Pizza Hut the following day. The NFL’s relationship with Papa John’s was strained last year when company founder John Schnatter criticized the league’s leadership about national anthem protests by players.MORE NEWS: Ex-Tyler Legacy Principal Dan Crawford Pleads Guilty After Cocaine Bust
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