Shaq Joins Papa John’s Board Of Directors … After Ex-CEO’s N-Word Scandal
Papa John’s is hoping Shaquille O’Neal can do the same thing he did for the Lakers … return them to prominence … by adding the Big Man on as a member of their Board Of Directors.
Shaq announced the move moments ago on his Instagram with a statement talking about his future with the company, and his enthusiasm for their pies.
“I am so excited to be joining the Papa John’s family as a member of the Board of Directors, a soon-to-be investor in nine Papa John’s franchises in Atlanta and an ambassador for the brand.”
This is HUGE news for Papa John’s … the company has been embroiled in controversy ever since founder John Schnatter stepped down after he admitted to using the n-word during a conference call with executives last May.
Since then, the company has been hit with boycotts by some members of the Black community, leading to declining sales 5 quarters in a row according to CNN business.
Shaq is a beloved figure in the community, and you have to believe PJ’s is hoping adding him will get