OXNARD, California (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Unlike other sports organizations, the Dallas Cowboys haven’t distanced themselves from Papa John’s after founder and CEO John Schnatter was ousted over a racial slur.
Schnatter was already under fire for suggesting last year that the pizza company’s sluggish sales were a result of the controversy surrounding the anthem protests by NFL players.READ MORE: Fight Between Brothers Ends With 1 Shot, Critically Injured And 1 Arrested In Alvarado Friday Night
Jerry Jones, who has had a close relationship with Schnatter, said at training camp Wednesday, the Cowboys couldn’t cut ties with the company because of an ownership stake in Papa John’s stores.READ MORE: 'I'm Afraid We're Going To See A Surge Of Violence' Says Texas Criminologist Following Recent Mass Shootings
Stephen Jones said the team was linked to 50 stores in the Dallas area.
“I regret that for John,” Jerry Jones said. “But at the end of the day we’ve got too many people, too many customers, too many people that we just need to do as good as we can do under the circumstances.”MORE NEWS: Texas Grand Jury To Consider Charges In Shooting Death Of Protester Garrett Foster Last Summer
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