"As previously announced, Mr. Schnatter is no longer a spokesperson for the company or the brand," according to the press release. "The company has specifically requested that Mr. Schnatter cease all media appearances, and not make any further statements to the media regarding the company, its business or employees."
Schnatter resigned from the board of University of Louisville on Wednesday. Two days later, the university changed the Papa John's Cardinal Stadium to Cardinal Stadium.
Morehouse College, a historically black college in Atlanta, also cut ties with the company on Wednesday. It has had a Papa John's on its campus.
Also on Wednesday, the mayor of Schnatter's hometown of Jeffersonville, Ind., across the Ohio River from Louisville, Mike Moore ordered Schnatter's name, written as John H. Schnatter, removed from the town's fieldhouse. On Thursday, Moore told TheStreet that he mailed Schnatter a check for $400,000 that he had given the town for renovation of the gymnasium. Schnatter had committed to donate $800,000.
"I've known Mike Moore all my life," said Schnatter in the TV interview. "He overreacted."
About the removal of his name from the buildings, Schnatter added during the TV interview, "Everybody is just upset. They are cracking.