“Papa” John Schnatter is, of course, the founder of the Papa John’s pizza franchise, and he’s a graduate of Ball State University. But as most people already know, Papa John is a huge University of Louisville supporter, as his company holds the naming rights to Louisville’s football stadium. After all, Ball State has the Cardinals and so does Louisville, so it is what it is.
Schnatter was at the NCAA Championship men’s basketball game on Monday night in Atlanta, and as you can see in the image above (via BroBible), he had an absolute blast supporting his favorite team and 2012-13 NCAA Champions, the Louisville Cardinals. A lot of people have been bagging on Papa John pretty hard because he appears to be either intoxicated or having a stroke in that photo, so I wanted to clear the air on his behalf, as he issued this statement to me right after that photo was taken.