(From BBC News)
Papa John’s founder John Schnatter has stepped down as chairman of the company’s board after apologising for using the N-word in a conference call.
The pizza chain founder used the racial slur in a media training session in May.
Mr Schnatter quit as chief executive last year after criticising the NFL over players’ national anthem protests.
In a statement on Wednesday, the company said it condemned “racism and any insensitive language”.
It later said it had accepted Mr Schnatter’s resignation and that a new chairman would be appointed in the coming weeks.